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McCullough Gulch

Address: Breckenridge, CO
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Ranked #6 of 70 Activities in Breckenridge
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was amazing. Drive to the end and get out and walk. Find the amazing waterfall but be careful it is dangerous. We took Sr pics for my daughter here. We also saw a bear cave across the waterfall. Amazing!

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Clive, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a great intermediate level hike. The waterfalls are spectacular and when we went we saw a mountain goat which made the hike. This hike is definitely recommended.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Beautiful trail that is easy to follow. Parts can be steep and snow covered in early summer. Great views of lakes and waterfalls.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Moderate climb past lakes, waterfalls, historic cabin, mine hardware, etc. Go as far as you like. Well traveled.

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Pueblo, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Second time hiking this trail, both in summer. The waterfall and alpine lake at the end are spectacular, and there are numerous wildflower glades along the way. Though there has been significant trail improvement since 2012, it is still treacherous across the boulder fields (manmade trail "fills"). Factoring in the steepness, I would describe the difficulty as moderate plus. This... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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373 attraction reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The three main attractions on the McCullough Gulch Trail are two waterfalls, one of them (White Falls) truly spectacular in most years, and Upper Blue Reservoir at the far end of the hike. Access to the trailhead for a hike up McCullough Gulch is had by finding the standard trailhead for climbing Quandary Peak, driving on past it on the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I felt like I was Lewis or Clark. Followed beautiful cascading mountain stream. Well-marked and well-travelled trail, so don't worry about getting lost. This is not easy for the recreational hiker, but doable. Easy for the experienced hiker. Wear good hiking boots with grippy soles.

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I certainly would not say that this a easy to moderate hike. This being said, we are 70 and our home is at sea level. The dirt road from the parking area to the trailhead is long and steep. The trail is very beautiful but continues climbing over some tricky areas. We made it the water falls, but decided not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

McCullough Gulch is one of the most recommended and well traveled hikes around Breckenridge. It is rated "Easy to Moderate" by the Forest Service but, in combination with the elevation, it will be more difficult than most people anticipate. Having said that, I would not discourage anyone who is moderately fit from attempt the hike because the lake and waterfalls... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband, 11mo. old and myself hiked this trail early fall. We carried baby in a Kelty back carrier. The trail proved a bit more difficult than we expected, and we are both in good condition. (Difficulty may be contributed to altitude change and extra weight on back). Be aware that this hike is an uphill climb in most of... More 

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