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Hewletts Gulch

Average Rating:    (3.43 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

This is a great beginner trail, thats fun for exports as well. Its best done as an out and back, but does have a loop. Expect to get wet, there are 18 stream crossings on you seven mile ride to the top.
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Latitude
40.693524619555234
Longitude
-105.31133651733398
Trail Directions
Take College Ave (hwy 287) North out of town and go to highway 14, the poudre canyon. Go up the canyan and drive for about 25-35 minutes to Poudre Park, a small community in the canyon. While passing this community, you will notice several small bridges crossing the river, at the last one you will most likely see a few cars on the side of the road, park here. There will be a gate across the bridge, cross it, it is legal. and follow the dirt driveway up the hill, you will see the trail on your left.
Trail Length
14 (out and back)
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fort Collins
   


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Review Date
October 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: sfenzi ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good ride but wet. We went in the fall and there was still a bunch of water in the stream crossings. The single track was fun.

Here's a link to a video we took of the trail.
http://www.vimeo.com/16143213

Recommended Route:
There's really only one route. You can do a little loop at the end but the downhill section is really rocky. I like going out and back better.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blue Sky, Coyote Ridge, Devils Backbone, Lory State park, Timbers Trail.



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Review Date
June 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: practically.invincible ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I think that the trail must have changed quite a bit since these previous reviews were posted. The lady and I were out on decently equipped hardtails and quite a few of the approaches to the stream crossings were just not doable. The smooth sections inbetween were no problem. But I think weathering has made these sections really rocky. We got passed but a few 4-5" travel all mountain guys bombing the rocky sections but we weren't gonna go breakin stuff. Last week water was 1-2' deep on some crossings.

I'd call it intermediate for sure.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Youngs, Coyote Ridge



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Review Date
October 2, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: meloh1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Update on Hewlett Gulch. The Forest Service has redone the bridge, paved the road and put in a parking area and toilets at the trailhead. I rode it with my daughter on Sept. 29 and were the only riders on the trail. Met three hikers with their dogs and that's it. As described, fun, technical stream crossings and some lung searing climbs.



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Review Date
September 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mudforlunch ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Pretty decent trail with some nice scenery. A lot of open space so it gets annoying on hot sunny days. Coming down the meadow on top is a blast and the rocks on the loop are fun too. Other than that nothing incredibly interesting, but fun nonetheless.

Recommended Route:
For tech stuff do the loop, if not run it out and back. Make sure you go a ways up the meadow - coming down that is the funnest part of the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Maxwell, Youngs (1/2 mile down the rd.), Michaud



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Review Date
June 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ryan Thompson , from Ft. Collims, CO

Summary:
I think this fast creek bottom down hill is hard to beat. Lots of banking turns, technical creek crossings, huge airs, and really fun steep sections. I rode it early spring this year and the snow melt had the creek so high that the crossing were really scetch. Really fun winter ride, with good challenging up hills, and an awesome downhill ride.

Recommended Route:
I recommend the loop for more experience riders, and up'n back along the creek for less experienced riders.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Youngs



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