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A fun singletrack lollipop loop up and around Mt. Galbraith's peak with views in all directions.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Lollipop

7,192' 2,192 m

High

6,289' 1,917 m

Low

918' 280 m

Up

919' 280 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

This route begins climbing toward the top of Mt. Galbraith from the Cedar Gulch Trailhead. There are few trees along most of the route which allow for open views in all directions. However, the lack of trees provides little to no shade on a hot sunny day, so be ready with water and sunscreen.

The climbing is steep in some areas, so be prepared.

Need to Know

There is not much parking at the trailhead.

Description

From the trailhead follow Cedar Gulch Trail approximately 1.3 miles to your first intersection, the map shows going right but you can hike this loop either way. If you want a more gradual climb to the top and a descent with some steep rocky sections go left onto the Mt. Galbraith Loop. If you prefer the opposite, turn right. After approximately 1.6 miles, you'll end up back at the intersection and can follow the Cedar Gulch Trail back to the parking area.

There is one other trail intersection for the Nightbird Gulch Trail just past the first intersection if you do the loop clockwise. It is marked by signs, so you can easily stay on the Mt. Galbraith Loop.

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Shared By:

Scott Hosie

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Looking toward Golden, CO
Jun 15, 2015 near Golden, CO
Views!
May 18, 2022 near Golden, CO
Very enjoyable downhill!
May 18, 2022 near Golden, CO
Overview of the front range
Apr 12, 2020 near Golden, CO
There's a tiny bit of forest right before you come upon the Mt. Galbraith Loop intersection.
Nov 24, 2019 near Golden, CO
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Feb 14, 2024
tara lieto
Aug 10, 2023
Phil Gibbs
Walk with Shell, Taine, Piper...and me
Aug 7, 2023
Alison Gregory
Mar 19, 2023
Mel France
Aug 20, 2022
Tom Schulz
Was a nice trail run although it got crowded towards the end of my run
May 30, 2022
Cameron Blizard
May 15, 2022
Thiago Hoffmann
May 1, 2022
Amber Jeffers
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