Golden Cliffs Loop
ElevationAscent: 529' 161 m
Descent: -536' -163 m
High: 6,431' 1,960 m
Low: 5,896' 1,797 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 50% (27°)
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“Starting from a less-crowded lot, this offers rougher terrain and easy climbing access. Great views of downtown Golden.”— Cam Morton
Once you meet the North Table Mountain Trail on top of the mesa, you want to take a right at the North Table Loop sign (to follow the Golden Cliffs Trail). It will eventually take you back around to the trail you came up. Alternatively you could remain left and do the North Table Loop which adds several miles of relatively flat terrain.
Around this side loop you should have nice distant views of the the downtown Denver high rise buildings. Be mindful of the agave and prickly pear cacti along the trail. Eventually, you'll meet a rocky staircase on the Golden Cliffs Trail which takes you down to the climbing access trail you used to get up the mesa. Take in the up-close view of Golden (and the massive Coors Brewery directly in sight) before descending back to your car along the same trail you came up.
Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.