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Chimney Gulch

Intermediate

Trail

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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Trail shared by Benjamin Pontecorvo

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

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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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Oct 25, 2019
shmcleod
Icy and muddy! 6.8mi — 1h 19m
Jun 18, 2019
Andrey P
Jun 9, 2019
Andy F
May 25, 2019
Michael Adkins
15mi — 3h 00m
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

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 20 votes

#1

in Golden

#426

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#1

in Golden

#78

in Colorado

#426

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Feb 19, 2015 near Golden, CO

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