ElevationAscent: 1,205' 367 m
Descent: -1,199' -366 m
High: 7,201' 2,195 m
Low: 6,171' 1,881 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 55% (29°)
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“A must-see tour of Apex Park conveniently located just outside of Golden.”— Kristen Arendt
Bearing right shortly after the beginning of Apex Trail will bring you to Argos Trail which is a short, easy trail that winds up to its endpoint and intersection with Pick N' Sledge. It is a steady climb, but not steep.
Continue right on Pick N' Sledge which offers a switchback-filled route through the trees. This trail has great views of Golden and the greater Denver area as you ascend, but those views disappear quickly as you get deeper into the park. Overall, it's a great trail; it is a bit rocky, but not so bad that you can't look up and take in the views.
Near the end of Pick N' Sledge, take a right onto Grubstake Loop to continue your tour through Apex Park. This trail provides some easy running through open spaces and a few forested areas. There are a series of switchbacks that are just moderate enough for enjoyable running or hiking for those who choose. Enjoy the descent on this trail until it intersects with Pick N' Sledge where you can retrace your steps down Pick N' Sledge, Argos Trail, and Apex Trail back to the trailhead.
Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.