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Chimney Gulch Trail

 55 votes

Length

2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

1,135' 346 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

6,884' 2,098 m

High

5,750' 1,753 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 41 days ago
Muddy, Icy - The lower portion to the mid parking lot is ready to rock, a few sections of ice that can be walked around. However, the section between the mid-lot and top-lot is not rideable. Long sections of ice and snow make for way too sketchy conditions! History

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

Alan Doak

Overview

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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Dec 1, 2017
Jason Levy
2mi
Nov 30, 2017
Sam Vanderhyden
Oct 5, 2017
Josh
Lower Chimney - descent
Oct 3, 2017
Josh
Lower Chimney- up and down
Sep 23, 2017
All Alpine
Sep 21, 2017
Paul Pokrandt
Sep 7, 2017
Rich Purdy
Sep 6, 2017
Katie Purdy

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  3.6 from 55 votes

#1

in Golden

#48

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  3.6 from 55 votes
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in Golden

#20

in Colorado

#48

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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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