To access California Gulch from Ouray, travel south on HWY 550 for 4 miles. Turn left on CR 18 for 4.3 miles. Continue on CR 17 for 2.7 miles. Continue on CR 2 south for about 2 miles, and then take a sharp right onto CR 9. Proceed to CR 19.
Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide by Jerome Malitz