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2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,126' 343 m
Descent: -15' -5 m
High: 6,891' 2,100 m
Low: 5,773' 1,760 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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

Benjamin Pontecorvo

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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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May 6, 2019
Patrick Gillespie
Linked to Lookout/Apex Descent/Back through golden 2.5mi
Apr 23, 2019
Mtn Fox
4.5mi
Apr 4, 2019
Andy F
1h 45m
Feb 2, 2019
Stephanie Ann
1.5mi
Dec 12, 2018
Van Wallace
Chimney Gulch to Lookout is a lung-buster of an out-and back. Worth it. 6.9mi — 1h 21m
Jul 14, 2018
Natalya Farsun
Apr 30, 2018
Richard Nakano
Jul 8, 2017
DwightD Dettloff
Started early which was a good decision as it gets hot, dry, and dusty later in the day. Lots of up! 2.3mi

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  4.2 from 18 votes

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#122

in Colorado

#1,018

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