Herman Gulch Trailhead


Range: Front Range
Coordinates: 39.70245, -105.85694
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Road Difficulty

2WD, easy dirt road 1   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)

Driving Directions

Take I-70 to exit 218, just 3 miles east of the Eisenhower Tunnel. Exit I-70 and pull into the dirt trailhead on the north side of the interstate.

Winter Access

Open year-round.

More Info

Fees? No
Trailhead added by BillMiddlebrook
Status Updates 
Posted By: abe1982
Info: Hiked Parnassus on Saturday and arrived at the TH at 6:30 AM. North side of the lot was 95% full with no one parked on south side of lot. Got back down to TH at 11:30 and cars were parked up and down the interstate on/off ramps, the road under the interstate and on the side roads near the TH. Best to arrive before 7 AM or avoid on summer weekends.
Posted By: RckyMntnHgh
Info: Only one other car when I started at 9:30 am today - Memorial Day! Parking lot and first 3/4 mile dry (other than moisture from ongoing light snow but above freezing temp so it evaporates/melts quickly). Knee-deep post-holing off and on through snow belts last mile before lake.
Posted By: kalestew
Info: Still paved, still has 2 port-a-potties, still extremely accessible
Posted By: madmattd
Info: Huge lot, 2 port-a-potties. A bit bumpy at the entrance, but still passable by any vehicle. Cars were parked all along the entrance road mid-day (Labor Day Weekend traffic or the norm?).
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Lots of parking and an obvious start to the trail (left of the bathrooms).
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