Right off the Poudre Canyon Highway in the Roosevelt National Forest of northern Colorado is the Lower Dadd Gulch Trail. The trail follows a stream and an old stock trail up the gulch for about two miles before leaving the stream and passing through woods and meadows. A stock watering tank may be seen on the left just above the meadow. The upper portion of trail provides several panoramic vistas. The trail ends at Salt Cabin Road, a forest road that loops north off Crown Point Road (Forest Road #139). This is a multiple use trail and is a favorite of mountain bikers and horseback riders as well as hikers and backpackers. The Lower Dadd Gulch trailhead accommodates approximately 15 vehicles.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 24 hours a day 2,067 acres US Forest Service:
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed - must be on leash in developed areas 3 6,950ft - 8,850ft

Lower Dadd Gulch Hiking Area Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Lower Dadd Gulch Trail #998
Area Trailheads:
1 - Lower Dadd Gulch Trail #998
2 - Lower Dadd Gulch Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: