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Date Wednesday  9/29/2021
End Date
Group Boulder
Event Title Rattlesnake Gulch via Fowler Trail Eldorado Canyon State Park
Start Time 5:30 PM
Status Complete
Leader Carrie B. Simon
Co-Leader Jill Yarger
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1400
Driving Distance


Fowler Trail: This easy trail provides a great place to watch rock climbers or simply enjoy dramatic views of the canyon. The trail is .9 miles (one way) to the park boundary. The first .7 miles of the Fowler Trail also offers a self-guided nature walk brochure with corresponding signage as well as educational signs and fixed binoculars to view the climbers.

Rattle Snake Gulch: A moderately difficult trail leading 1.4 miles (one way) past spectacular views of the canyon and eastern plains to the remains of historic Crags hotel, 600 feet above the trailhead. Built in 1908, the hotel was accessed via an inclined railway from the canyon floor until it burned down in 1913. The trail continues as a .8 mile loop as it travels to a view of the Continental Divide and the railroad tracks, 1,200 feet above the trailhead. The trail is 1.4 miles to the ruins and another .8 mile for the loop, making the total roundtrip distance about 3.6 miles.

Guests, children, newcomers to Boulder are always welcome! You must register as a guest and sign the guest waiver. Pets: Yes, on leash and under control at all times

COVID-19 Protocols: For updates click here

Bring your ten essentials and remember your headlamp with extra batteries. Hiking poles are optional. 


For more info Contact

Carrie-please text 720-939-4197

We check registration about an hour before leaving. If you need to cancel, please, do this yourself online. I will see your cancellation. Here's how: Log in to>Members>My Membership>My Trips> find this trip (all your upcoming trips are listed in date order). Click "cancel."

In addition: Please Text, if you have to cancel the day of and not able to do this yourself.  Rarely do I check emails before we meet.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.