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Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Scenic trail for mountain bike enthusiasts that leads to a scenic overlook.

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One of my favorite CB hikes!

We took the 403 from the Washington Gulch side. You pass by an old mining site to an beautiful open meadow with views down the valley. Very moderate hike to the view point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the 403 from the Washington Gulch side. You pass by an old mining site to an beautiful open meadow with views down the valley. Very moderate hike to the view point -- great to take families. The view down the Gothic side is amazing. Steep hike down to Gothic trail head. The 403 is also the best route... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

On our second day in Crested Butte, we were hungry to see for more wildflowers, but we were a bit exhausted from our adventurous hike the day before. We read that this trail was abundant with wildflowers and we could hike the shorter distance to the outlook, so we decided to go for it. We did want to get a... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's hard to describe how gorgeous the wildflowers are on this trail, when you're here during the summer or fall. Be sure to bring a flower guide if you're interested in that sort of thing, and a camera for memories of the stunning views. The trail is also good for running.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow! Heard that so many times on this hike from young and old. We were 8 hikers in all and every single one of us just took in the views with our mouths wide open. The hike wasn't terribly difficult and the rewards were endless. The views down valley were spectacular and at the time of our hike, the wildflowers... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is one of my favorite mountain bike rides of all time! It does have a challenging desent, especially if you ride down to Gothic side (versus riding up from Gothic). However, I found it to be suitable for intermediate riders as long as you walk a few of the more techincal sections.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

if you're into mountain biking, this is one of the big ones. It takes you up over from Washington Gulch into the East River valley just above Gothic. It's technical and often amongst elk and other wild animals.

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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Great views. Not too tough on old codgers. My wife wished it was a longer hike. you can extend it down to Gothic Road, but it's a tough climb all the way back up.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This trail starts near the end of Washington Gulch road. The trail climbs slowly for a mile or so to an overlook that is one of the prettiest in Colorado. It is not difficult so even seniors can make it to the top without problems. The view from the top looks across the Gothic Valley toward the Maroon Bells Wilderness.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

This is the best trail I've ever been to. I'm going back this summer

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