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McCullough Gulch

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Address: Breckenridge, CO

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My husband & I hiked this gorgeous trail & loved every second! The waterfall was breathtaking, right along with all the magnificent scenery! We look forward to bringing our... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
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34 reviews
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I hiked this gorgeous trail & loved every second! The waterfall was breathtaking, right along with all the magnificent scenery! We look forward to bringing our girls back to hike this trail!

Thank Ragen A
Ocean City, Maryland
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The access road was closed so that added five miles to the three mile trail to the summit. I believe we were the first one's up to the lake because we passed quite a few people on the way down. The views are amazing and the lake is just stunning. The trail is challenging... if my boyfriend would have said... More 

1 Thank MissGolf04
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We never actually made it to the trail head because the road was closed. We did walk for a bit on the road and enjoyed the views but never made it to the trail head. Not sure how much longer it will be closed.

1 Thank Jenny H
Leawood, Kansas
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We hiked this trail in early August on a weekday with our extended family - 50ish adults and 20 somethings. It was challenging for the older ones and no problem for the younger, but SO worth it! Having a stream nearby for most of the trek up ranks this trail high in my book. When we finally reached the waterfall,... More 

Thank KBT1014
Warsaw, Indiana
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240 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016

It is a steep hike. Views of the falls and lake were wonderful. A snow storm rolled in and out while we were there. For the shortness of the trail, it has wonderful visual appeal.

Thank Dave B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We battled altitude sickness for a few days before trying this hike, but we were glad to wait and make it to the first lake. We saw mountain goats and beautiful waterfalls. The hike is tough, but if you bring water snacks and take your time, it's definitely worth the few hours!

1 Thank tmoore109
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We chose this hike for our family of four (sons 16 and 13). We are all relatively active but not all-stars by any means. The hike is rated moderate but it definitely was moderate to difficult for us. Close to 1000 ft in elevation and many steeper areas, nothing crazy though. We were determined to get to the top and... More 

Thank brugert
Brookline, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

If there is only one hike you do, this is a really good option. It's less than 4 miles to the Alpine lake and has several areas with incredible views. It's still a fairly difficult hike, but something that can be done if you give yourself some time and a lot of water. The elevation is pretty high, so make... More 

1 Thank Deb E
Chicago, IL
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We hiked this amazing trail in July with younger kids (ages 1 and 3 in carriers), teens, and adults. We picked this hike because it is listed as one of the 4 "Best Family Friendly Hikes in Breck" on the Breckenridge website. We did two of the other hikes and they were extremely easy. The website said it was the... More 

1 Thank torch113
Broomfield, CO
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147 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

I gave this hike 3 stars even though some say this is the best hike in the Breckenridge area. This is because I am comparing it to the dozens of other trails I have hiked in the mountains. As all mountain hikes are, this trail provides the visitor with great views and an appreciation for the Colorado Rockies. I am... More 

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