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Apex Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,319' -402 m
High: 7,488' 2,282 m
Low: 6,169' 1,880 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Benjamin Pontecorvo

A continuous ascent through a rocky and rugged valley.

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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.

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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
Jul 11, 2019
Nicole Stanek
Apex out and back ish 4.3mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 13 votes

#4

in Apex Park

#8093

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  3.8 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Apex Park

#688

in Colorado

#8,093

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Photos

Looking back down the Apex trial after crossing  one of the bridges.
May 23, 2015 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
Going up the Apex Trail.
May 23, 2015 near Golden, CO
After the break off point from Apex- heading into the forest
Mar 31, 2015 near Golden, CO
Snow covered trail leading into the Enchanted Forest area.
Mar 2, 2018 near Golden, CO

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