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Chimney Gulch

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (23)

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


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

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 hiking to/from/across the highway.

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Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 23 votes

#1

in Golden

#275

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  4.2 from 23 votes
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#1

in Golden

#58

in Colorado

#275

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Feb 19, 2015 near Golden, CO

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Apr 4, 2020
Sang Lintakoon
42-49 degrees. singletrack up to windy saddle park and back so doubled. FUN and great incline & diverse trail with nice view of golden & n&s table! 4.6mi — 2h 00m
Mar 8, 2020
Chris B
Walk with lu
Mar 7, 2020
I M
some mud, a lot of packed snow on the last 1/4 — 1h 10m
Jan 7, 2020
Leslie Maddox
Nov 3, 2019
Jenny Zichterman
Oct 26, 2019
Matt Kohn
Aug 24, 2019
Rob Pressly
Jul 14, 2019
Susan Boyle