The Herman Gulch Trail is heavily traveled due to its generous wildflower displays and its close proximity to the Front Range. Highlighted by a bounty of blue columbine in mid- to late June, the trail draws wildflower aficionados who can find roughly 100 wildflower species at peak bloom (late July). Add mountain-girt vistas and an alpine lake, and the hike, though a bit strenuous at the start and on the final pitch, is one of the best around. Wildflower alert: A “century” trail with more than 100 wildflower species at peak bloom, plus an abundance of blue columbine in June.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Skill Level||Moderate to strenuous|
|Season||Bloom is mid-June to late August|
|Top Elevation||11,900 ft|
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