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Property: Lion Gulch Trailhead
Priority Area: Estes Valley (map)

Description

The Lion Gulch trail offers access to the Homestead Meadows National Historic District, which is the location of a number of homesteads that were established in the late 1880's and inhabited through the 1940's. It is also part of critical winter range and migration corridor for elk.

Lion Gulch Trailhead is located on Hwy. 36. Thirteen miles west of Lyons and 8 miles east of Estes Park. From Estes Park travel to the 8-mile marker on Hwy. 36. The trailhead is on the west side of the road.

Management Summary

  Yes No Comments
Permit Required   *  
Trails *    
  • hiking
*    
  • Mountain biking
*    
  • horses
*    
Restrooms *    
Drinking fountains   *  
Dogs allowed *    

Management Plan

An array of non-motorized activities is available for this multiple-use public land. This area is managed by the US Forest Service, Canyon Lakes Ranger District.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access
    $ 21,521 Larimer Co. - $ 10,000
US Forest Service - $ 11,521
1998 Yes
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