Chimney Gulch

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  3.5 from 32 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 14 votes
Rank: #1 in the Golden area
#149 in CO, #2,013 Overall
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Aug 29 Green
Trail in the area near Golden,
“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°)
1:33 average time for 7.1 miles. Details

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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5.0 (1)
near Golden, CO
4.5 (25)
This technical front range ride is only possible on even numbered days but it...
near West Pleasant View, CO
4.1 (114)
One of the better beginner/intermediate rides in the front range.
near Idaho Springs, CO

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PHOTOS of Chimney Gulch
  3.0 from 3 votes
View from the top of the Chimney Gulch Trail at Lookout Mountain. Lookin... (Golden, CO)
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Rolling up Chimney Gulch. (Golden, CO)