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Apex Trail

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2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,280' -390 m
High: 7,480' 2,280 m
Low: 6,200' 1,890 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Matt Thoele

A tough climb up a rocky technical valley, or a technical, rowdy descent.

Matt Thoele

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Many portions of this trail are uphill only on odd days

Description

Apex Trail is the main trail connecting many of the Apex park trails to one another. You can start on the west (top) end off of Lookout Mountain road or from the east (bottom) off of the Heritage Park parking lot depending on the day.

It's a difficult technical climb as you work your way up this one. It's steep enough to get your heart rate up, then it throws water bars and lots of big rock moves at you to shatter your momentum. It's rideable, but many will have a tough time clearing the whole thing in one shot.

As a descent, Apex is a blast. This trail is rowdy, fast and technical. Expect difficult rock maneuvers, drops and high speeds. One of the most fun descents in the area.

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Check-Ins

May 17, 2020
Zach Laurie
May 16, 2020
Brian Burnham
May 10, 2020
Alex Balister
May 3, 2020
Matthew Buehl
Apex trail on an odd day = Struggletown USA
Apr 30, 2020
Ellie M
2mi
Apr 5, 2020
Sue U.
Oct 20, 2019
Tim Wolf
2.8mi — 0h 30m
Sep 4, 2019
Joel Lopez

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Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 70 votes

#2

in Apex Park

#36

Overall
  4.1 from 70 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Apex Park

#15

in Colorado

#36

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41,360 Since May 2, 2013
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Photos

The biggest drop on Enchanted Forest. There is a bypass to the right
Apr 18, 2017 near Genesee, CO
Enchanted forest is all about ripping through the trees!
Sep 16, 2016 near Genesee, CO
Stream crossing.
Jun 21, 2016 near Golden, CO
Nearing the top of Apex trail - just past the small Aspen grove and toll bridge
May 22, 2013 near Genesee, CO
A rocky climb up the Apex Trail.
May 26, 2017 near Golden, CO
Start of Enchanted Forest (looking south)
May 30, 2016 near Genesee, CO

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