French Gulch Trailhead


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Road Difficulty

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

Driving Directions

From Main Street in Breckenridge, turn east on Wellington which is just north of the Main St./Lincoln stop light. Follow Wellington through a residential area with tons of stop signs. Continue on Wellington to dirt and past mines. After approximately 4 miles from Main Street, there's a marked parking area on the right with signs that ask you not to continue up the road. This is the trailhead. There's a gate shortly after the trailhead.

Winter Access

Usually open in winter.
Status Updates 
Posted By: angry
Info: Road is plowed, easy 2wd.
Posted By: wolfgangstiller
Info: Road is in good shape. A regular car can easily drive here.
Posted By: WildWanderer
Info: Nicely plowed, 2WD (icy) access to trailhead.
Posted By: LetsGoMets
Info: Snow free to the parking area.
Posted By: Chicago Transplant
Info: FYI - If you are coming from the north on CO 9, you can turn left on Huron (at the gas station with the 7-Eleven), then take a right after maybe 1/2 mile onto Reiling (just before Huron takes a hard left and becomes Forest Hills). Reiling has a few speed humps, but no stop signs until the junction with Wellington/French Gulch. Take a left there and follow to the trailhead.
Posted By: AlexeyD
Info: Road clear and dry to gate. Easy 2WD dirt.
Posted By: BobbyFinn
Info: Packed snow/ice. Pretty flat. Easy 2WD today and I would think it would be the same most days.
Posted By: JeffR
Info: Easy 2WD dirt road. There are a lot of residences up beyond the parking area, so I would imagine it‘s kept pretty well plowed.

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