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Spring Gulch is a cross-country ski area located on Thompson Creek Road in northwestern Pitkin County, Colorado, six miles west of Carbondale, Colorado, USA. The area is run by the non-profit Mount Sopris Nordic Council for the benefit of community members and visitors. Use of the area is free of cost and limited to cross-country skiing activities.

The terrain consists primarily of rolling trails among gambel oak and aspen trees. The area was formed in cooperation with the local cattlemen's association, which owns the land and uses it for summer grazing. Notable annual events include the Ski for Sisu fundraiser, the Alpine Bank Classic high school Junior Olympic qualifiers, and the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Rat Race.

Spring Gulch is the primary training ground for the Nordic team at CRMS.

Coordinates: 39°21′17″N 107°17′58″W / 39.35472°N 107.29944°W / 39.35472; -107.29944

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