The Hewlett Gulch Trail is open all year.
It is open to hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dogs are welcome.
No motorized equipment.
There are no parking or day use fees.
There is 1 easy trail at 3.0 miles.
There is 1 moderate trail at 2.8 miles.
Trail PhotosGo to Flickr for more photos.
The Hewlett Gulch Trail follows Gordon Creek north for 3 miles crossing the creek several times and passing many old homestead foundations along the way. It slopes gently uphill and gains a little over 500 feet from start to finish.
The Lollipop Trail branches off of Hewlett Gulch Trail to the west at about the 2 mile mark. This trail is not maintained by the Forest Service but gets regular use and follows two prominent ridge lines up to 6,800 feet before starting the descent back down to Gordon Creek.
These trails make for a great hike or ride. Even in the winter, they get regular use.
For a great review of Hewlett Gulch you can read what our friend Roger Ludwig has written at his website Away From The Grind.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you on the Hewlett Gulch Trail:
- You can view, download, and print a PDF version of our free trail guide.
- You can put the trail map on your Android or iPhone using the PDF Maps app from Avenza.
- The Roosevelt National Forest also provides a status and description. They also publish a Map of the Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest.
The trails range in elevation from 5,700 to 6,800 feet.
To get to Hewlett Gulch Trail take Highway 287 north from Fort Collins for about 11 miles. Next turn west on Colorado Highway 14 and drive for about 10.5 miles until you reach Hewlett Road. As you turn north on Hewlett Road you will immediately cross a bridge and go up a hill on the other side. The parking area and trailhead are at the top of this hill.
Select the Google Map tab next to the Just Trails Map tab at the top of the page to see a directions map.
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