Golden Summit Trail
ElevationAscent: 449' 137 m
Descent: -447' -136 m
High: 6,281' 1,914 m
Low: 5,833' 1,778 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“This is the classic trail to ascend the backside of Golden's signature rock formation, Castle Rock.”— Johnny Muir-Addleman
Family Friendly Fairly easy and close to town, this hike is great for kids.
After some straightforward but somewhat steep hiking, you'll join the South Table Top Mesa Trail and head west from there along the top of the cliff. At the base of Castle Rock, start a series of concrete steps up the final stretch where a large flat area and expansive views await.
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Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.