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McCullough Gulch

Breckenridge, CO
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Breckenridge
Type: Trails
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georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

While it says that this is an easy hike, I found it somewhat challenging. It's not a long hike (maybe 2 - 3 hours round trip), it has quick elevation and a lot of smallish rocks to maneuver over. Start out early to avoid the thunder and lightening on top of the mountain. The falls were beautiful, and worth the... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are thinking about it, do it! We hiked McCullough Gulch on the first full day of our vacation in the Breck area this year, July 2014. We live at 695' above sea level and we handled the altitude and elevation gain pretty comfortably. Our family consists of two athletic older teens and two physically active adults. It was... More

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Logan, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow! Put this on the "must do" list while in Breckenridge. The views are spectacular. It's a well travelled path through high alpine forest, with breath-taking waterfalls, wildlife, lush green meadows, and granite peaks.... Topped off with a beautiful lake and glaciers at the top. I was sucking air initially, but it got better after the first half mile. Worth... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hike is just challenging enough to be rewarding, but not so much to be daunting. Part of the hike feels like a scene from a Tolkien adventure, but the summit reveals a beautiful Colorado lake surrounded by mountains. Our whole family loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We live in Florida so the elevation up the the falls was a bit difficult at times. But this was an EXCELLENT hike and so worth the exertion to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a beautiful hike. We all enjoyed the hike and the gorgeous waterfall. Definitely a must do. Kids all made it and parents too. Just took our time.

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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have actually done this hike twice, it is a nice trail by a little stream on the side of Mt. Quandry.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This hike was the highlight of our trip to Breckenridge. It was not a difficult hike, but we definitely worked up a sweat. The views along the trail were amazing and the gulch itself was beautiful. Just a heads up, the parking situation at the trailhead is not so great. Basically, there is no parking lot; you have to park... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My kids and I tried this hike out and LOVED it! Beautiful rocks, cold snow, many waterfalls...everything breathtaking!! The kids were interested at every turn! Pack a lunch and make it to the lake...it's worth it!

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My kids were 12 and 15, and they did just fine. Few challenging spots if climbing around rock formations is tough for you. We got as far as the waterfalls, but got a late start so couldn't continue the hike to the alpine lakes, which we wish we would have done. Next time!

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