The time invested hiking Hadley Gulch this trail can yield excellent wildlife viewing opportunities; turkey vultures, deer, elk and the occasional snake are often spotted here.
In New Castle, close to the Elk Creek Trail, Hadley Gulch is favorite hiking location for locals and a prime spot for wildlife viewing. The trail is seven miles, one way, through oak brush, pinion and juniper growth. While it starts off moderately, the trail becomes more difficult after the first mile. Bring friends, walking poles and enjoy a few hours on the trail.