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Chimney Gulch

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (25)

A steep but mostly smooth trail leading up Lookout Mountain from Golden.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

77%

Runnable

6,891' 2,100 m

High

5,773' 1,760 m

Low

1,126' 343 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Chimney Gulch is a steep trail connecting Golden and the top of Lookout Mountain.

Beginning from the bottom, the first abrupt 1100 feet provide 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 distance to the west of the trailhead (couple hundred meters or so) if running to/from/across the highway.

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Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 25 votes

#1

in Golden

#249

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  4.2 from 25 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Golden

#57

in Colorado

#249

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Feb 19, 2015 near Golden, CO

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Nov 7, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Jun 18, 2020
Matt H
Jun 12, 2020
David Mini
Mar 9, 2020
shmcleod
Stopped when I hit the bridge and slushy snow that leads into the woods. Trail is completely dry up until that point. 2.1mi — 0h 25m
Mar 4, 2020
Stanley Moore
Oct 25, 2019
shmcleod
Icy and muddy! 6.8mi — 1h 19m
Jun 18, 2019
Andrey P
Jun 9, 2019
Andy F