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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Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson
Dec 5, 2016
Ryando Smithman
Hate the climb up, love the ride down.
Nov 30, 2016
Leslie Kehmeier
Nov 13, 2016
Nick Bandura
Golden to 2nd road outlook and back
Nov 12, 2016
Matthew Brand
way above my ability 5.5mi
Oct 14, 2016
Kori Neessen
Aug 30, 2016
Scott Krankkala
Aug 12, 2016
Matt Sorrells

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  3.5 from 36 votes

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Minor Issues 16 days ago
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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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