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Chimney Gulch

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (26)

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 26 votes

#1

in Golden

#269

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  4.2 from 26 votes
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#1

in Golden

#60

in Colorado

#269

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Feb 19, 2015 near Golden, CO

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Apr 10, 2021
Matt Culpepper
To Windy Saddle and Windy Saddle Peak (West Zion Peak-"7160") and to Mount Zion. Down to "M"-Hang glider lot and bikes back to trailhead lot (7/1500) 3mi — 3h 00m
Feb 14, 2021
Mike Williams
Dec 20, 2020
L G
With Chris, ran with Lookout Mountain Trail
Oct 19, 2020
Daylene York
4.8mi
Aug 18, 2020
Gretchen Walker
Evening hike with Mary and Courtney
Jul 17, 2020
Mike Sanders
Apr 4, 2020
Private User
Mar 8, 2020
Chris B
Walk with lu