Warning: If using this trailhead on summer weekends, expect the parking situation to become crowded. If coming west from the Front Range on I-70, drive two miles past Exit 218 for Herman Gulch, and take exit 216 marked as the turnoff for US6 and Loveland Pass. When you exit, drive just a short distance and then watch for a gravel road on your right that parallels the exit road. Make a sharp right onto this gravel road, reversing direction of travel and drive back a bout a half mile to a gate across the road. Park along the roadside and begin your hike here.

If coming from the west on I-70, you will need to drive on east through the Eisenhower tunnel, then take the exit immediately after exiting the tunnel and drop down to a stop sign. At the stop sign, make a left and drive along the old US 6 to another intersection where you will make another left and cross under the interstate. Drive a very short distance NE to where the road you are on makes a sharp turn to the right and accesses the westbound interstate. Right where the road makes that turn, look for the access to the gravel road that parallels the interstate exit ramp. Drive the half mile along the gravel road to the gate mentioned above and park.


There are no designated camp locations close by. However, a short distance up Dry Gulch puts you on National Forest land where you could find plenty of primitive camping if you don't mind packing in some gear a short ways. You could probably try and sleep in your vehicle at the trailhead, but traffic noise all night long would probably keep you awake. For Front Range hikers, this trailhead is so close, most will not need to camp. Camping will be more of an issue for hikers coming from the western slope.

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