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Chimney Gulch Trail

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 3.8 (84)

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


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

6,886' 2,099 m

High

5,752' 1,753 m

Low

1,134' 346 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Doak

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 84 votes

#1

in Golden

#58

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  3.8 from 84 votes
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#1

in Golden

#24

in Colorado

#58

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Photos

Rocks and roots.
Jun 22, 2019 near Golden, CO
Sending it on lower Chimney Gulch Trail.
Jan 14, 2019 near Golden, CO
Newly improved thanks SPOT bikes and Golden Giddyup Crews
Aug 25, 2018 near Golden, CO
One of the many rock gardens along Chimney Gulch
Aug 25, 2018 near Golden, CO
View from the top of the Chimney Gulch Trail at Lookout Mountain. Looking toward Golden and downtown Denver.
Jul 10, 2016 near Golden, CO
Rock gardens.
Jun 22, 2019 near Golden, CO

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Apr 26, 2021
Soteri Tousimis
Steep climb but fun decent with a combo of flow and some tech. 2.2mi — 0h 45m
Oct 17, 2020
Samantha Wagner
May 20, 2020
John Hartney
Apr 10, 2020
Dan Laz
Mar 26, 2020
Zach Rochon
Sep 16, 2019
Josh Holmes
Neil and I morning ride... this is tuff but where I need to be riding to increase my capacity. 2.2mi — 2h 00m
Aug 28, 2019
B V
Aug 17, 2019
Sue U.