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blue Sleeping Elk Trail

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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 423' 129 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 6,249' 1,905 m
Low: 5,828' 1,776 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Johnny Muir-Addleman

A steep trail to access Golden's distinctive Castle Rock from just east of downtown.

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Runner Notes

Difficult, but possible. Mountain bikers use it sometimes, but it seems technical.

Description

From Golden's eastern neighborhood, park on the street and walk up switchbacks and an unrelenting grade for a speedy ascent of Golden's signature rock formation, the Castle Rock (not to be confused with the town) and its expansive views.

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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#640

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#7,048

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