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Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,134' 346 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,886' 2,099 m
Low: 5,752' 1,753 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Alan Doak

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

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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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May 13, 2019
Jonathan Coll
2.2mi — 1h 02m
Apr 9, 2019
William Russell
Dry all way. Not busy on Tuesday later in day. 2.3mi
Oct 23, 2018
Dylan Pradas
Tough technical spots going up. Fun and shaky down. 2.3mi
Sep 16, 2018
Katie Purdy
Sep 16, 2018
Nick Styd
The best trail in golden. 6.7mi
Sep 15, 2018
Sean Marney
2.3mi
Sep 5, 2018
Katie Purdy
Aug 31, 2018
Nathan Budge
4.7mi

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  3.7 from 74 votes

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#37

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#19

in Colorado

#37

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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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