Chimney Gulch

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2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,126' 343 m

Ascent

-15' -5 m

Descent

6,891' 2,100 m

High

5,773' 1,760 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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A steep but mostly smooth climb riding up Lookout Mountain from Golden.

Alan Doak

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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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Apr 23, 2017
Blake Gansborg
Apr 19, 2017
Aaron Berger
Apr 12, 2017
Jennifer Thompson
2.6mi
Mar 11, 2017
Julian Twin
They said it was a million dollar wound, but the Army must keep that money, 'cause I still ain't seen a nickel of that million dollars. 5mi — 1h 30m
Mar 4, 2017
Pete Sunden
Out and back from Chimney Gulch TH, crossing over Lookout Tr and turning around on Apex Park Tour. 14.5mi — 2h 29m
Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson
Dec 5, 2016
Ryando Smithman
Hate the climb up, love the ride down.
Nov 30, 2016
Leslie Kehmeier

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  3.5 from 41 votes

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in Golden

#129

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This is a good climbing trail with some interesting technical spots. The decent has potential but combined with the loose ground, minimal visiblity, and crowds it's hard to go fast without risking other people. A weekday could change this ride considerably. Too bad there wasn't 10 miles to this trail. Nov 12, 2013


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