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Chimney Gulch Trail

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Location
Golden,  
COLORADO
From You7023.79 Mi
Local TipsStart is more of a turnout/large shoulder than an actual parking lot. It is located near Golden, CO just south of the route 6/route 58/route 93 intersection.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-09-09
Created ByBewendt
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
Features
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Out And Back
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionChimney Gulch Trail is in the Jefferson County trail system and is connected to the Windy Saddle Trail and Park. The trail climbs to 2,000 feet in 2.5 miles from Highway 6 to the summit at Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The trail is moderate to advanced Mountain Biking and Moderate hiking. It passes through grass prairie and pine forest, crossing streams at several places. This trail is an advanced climb to the top of Lookout Mountain. It crosses Lookout Mountain Road several times. Be careful crossing the road. Watch for cars and road cyclists. To add more to this ride or hike, you can hook it up with the top of Apex trail near the top of the Enchanted Forest trail.
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Comments

  • This is a great climb on a beautiful trail and also a great way to get back into the Apex trail system. ( by BoulderRunner on 2014-05-17 )