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Apex Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (14)

A continuous ascent through a rocky and rugged valley.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

7,480' 2,280 m

High

6,871' 2,094 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

609' 186 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

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Bicycle direction changes daily - take note to anticipate fast moving downhill bike traffic.

Description

Apex Trail is the main trail connecting many of the Apex Park trails. You can start on the west (top) end off of Lookout Mountain Road or from the east (bottom) off of the Heritage Park parking lot, depending on the day.

It's a steep ascent as you work your way up this one. It's steep enough to get your heart rate up, and characteristics like water bars and large rocks keep it interesting. The way back is similar and can be hard on the knees. You'll be encompassed in a rugged valley for most of the duration of the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo with improvements by Patrick Csongei

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 14 votes

#3

in Apex Park

#9484

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  3.6 from 14 votes
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#3

in Apex Park

#811

in Colorado

#9,484

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Snow covered trail leading into the Enchanted Forest area.
Mar 2, 2018 near Golden, CO
Apex Trail looking north
Jul 16, 2019 near Golden, CO
After the break off from Apex- heading up into the forest
Mar 31, 2015 near Golden, CO
After the break off point from Apex- heading into the forest
Mar 31, 2015 near Golden, CO

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Jul 12, 2020
Colin Trottnow
Jan 25, 2020
Joe W
hiked entrance to entrance 3mi — 0h 45m
Jan 5, 2020
Patrick Csongei
did a small loop up Apex and down Argos 1.8mi — 0h 45m
Nov 20, 2019
Luke Farlow
Nov 9, 2019
Aaron Kressig
Sep 9, 2019
Luke Farlow
Sep 4, 2019
Danielle McGill
Aug 26, 2019
Luke Farlow
2h 00m