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This is a moderately trafficked hike that offers great views of the entire front range and the mountains!


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Out and Back

7,191' 2,192 m

High

5,950' 1,813 m

Low

1,245' 380 m

Up

1,245' 379 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This trail offers an moderate-to-difficult terrain that is very hiker friendly.

Need to Know

No restrooms at the trailhead. Parking can be difficult, so I would arrive as early as possible.

Description

Parking for this hike is in a neighborhood. The Nightbird Gulch Trail faces the south side of the mountain so the sun can be intense in the day time hours. It is a little longer than the Cedar Gulch Trail, but offers more views of downtown Denver and the surrounding front range.

Flora & Fauna

Be careful of rattlesnakes!

Shared By:

Justin Pearson

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 9 votes

#3278

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  4.1 from 9 votes
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#460

in Colorado

#3,278

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Photos

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
View looking north.
Nov 24, 2019 near Golden, CO
And so the adventure begins.  The trail stays singletrack the whole way through.
Nov 24, 2019 near Golden, CO

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