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blue Chimney Gulch

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
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 hiking to/from/across the highway.

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Jul 14, 2019
Susan Boyle
Jun 16, 2019
Melanie W
Jun 10, 2019
Jill Heiser
Jun 1, 2019
David Herbst
May 18, 2019
Brandon Hawkins
Apr 7, 2019
Robert S. Castiblanco
2.3mi
Feb 28, 2019
Alyssa Johanson
Feb 16, 2019
Joe W
very muddy and icy 4.4mi

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  4.2 from 18 votes

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#130

in Colorado

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