We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Lovely waterfall hike” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McCullough Gulch

McCullough Gulch
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Fort Collins, CO
Level Contributor
260 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Lovely waterfall hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

A moderate waterfall hike with beautiful mountain scenery. My husband and I stopped short of the waterfall, but we ate our lunch at a spot where we could see the waterfall. My brother and his companion continued on to the waterfall and also climbed up to the top of it where they saw mountain goats. This is just a few miles south of Breck, so easy to get to. Would I do the hike again sometime? Absolutely! Also worthwhile is a drive down the road nearby to the reservoir. The valley view here is awesome, and you can park your car, then climb to the top where the reservoir is located. Marmots in this area.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank laneybelle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

203 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    156
    38
    6
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a great hike that follows a forest service road at first and then winds up the valley to a beautiful lake. If you are a low lander, the hike is steep and may require you to catch your breath a few times, but it is worth it.

The mosquitoes are FOR REAL. Come prepared. When we stopped, even for a few seconds, we were swarmed.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
4 Thank SummitRidge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice, but steep hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Really liked the loneliness of this area. Beautiful trail. The trail is a little hard to find and parallels the stream.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Gumbydoc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frisco, Colorado
2 reviews
“Mountain piranhas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

It's a relatively short hike with some steep spots but the trail is in poor condition. I think that beetle kill has a little bit to do with the overall condition of the trail. They are going to conduct trail repairs starting July 15 so once that is finished it should be better. Bring / use bug repellent! I felt like I was back in the midwest with all of the mosquitoes.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank OSUzigman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and kids (8 and 9 y/o) did this hike over the 4th of July and loved it! This was the kids' first hike in Colorado, and at times it was a little challenging, but they managed just fine. It took us 2 hours to get to the alpine lake at the top, but it (and the waterfall) was well worth it. Only took an hour to get down. Definitely recommend it--absolutely beautiful views and scenery.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank jason b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed McCullough Gulch also viewed

 

Been to McCullough Gulch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing