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Chimney Gulch

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 3.5 from 25 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 5 votes
Rank: #4 in the Golden area
#192 in CO, #1,775 Overall
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Jun 15 Green - Mostly Dry
Trail near Golden,  area, 
“A steep but mostly smooth climb riding up Lookout Mountain from Golden.”
Alan Doak on May 2, 2013
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2.33.7 milesKilometers 1,126’343 m Ascent 6,891’2,100 m High 9% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -15’-5 m Descent 5,773’1,760 m Low 23% Max Grade (13°)
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1:32 average time for 8.6 miles. Details

Description
Chimney gulch is a steep, but mostly non-technical, trail connecting Golden and the top of Lookout Mountain.

Ridden as an uphill, the 1100 feet of climbing provides a good workout, and is also a good way to access the top of Apex Trail.

Parking is available at the trailhead on the south side of Hwy 6. Alternately, a tunnel under the highway is available a short bit to the west of the trailhead (couple hundred meters or so) if riding to/from across the Hwy.
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Rolling up Chimney Gulch. (Golden, Colorado)
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