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Chimney Gulch

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (26)

A steep but mostly smooth trail leading up Lookout Mountain from Golden.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

6,891' 2,100 m

High

5,773' 1,760 m

Low

1,126' 343 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Chimney Gulch is a steep trail connecting Golden and the top of Lookout Mountain.

Beginning from the bottom, the first abrupt 1100 feet provide a good workout, and is also a good way to access the top of Apex Trail.

Parking is available at the trailhead on the south side of Hwy 6. Alternately, a tunnel under the highway is available a short distance to the west of the trailhead (couple hundred meters or so) if hiking to/from/across the highway.

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Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 26 votes

#1

in Golden

#294

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  4.2 from 26 votes
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#1

in Golden

#65

in Colorado

#294

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Feb 19, 2015 near Golden, CO

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Jun 5, 2022
Private User
Oct 5, 2021
Dane Clark
Sep 5, 2021
Beck Dhar
continued to lookout mountain trail 7.5mi — 4h 15m
Apr 10, 2021
Matt Culpepper
To Windy Saddle and Windy Saddle Peak (West Zion Peak-"7160") and to Mount Zion. Down to "M"-Hang glider lot and bikes back to trailhead lot (7/1500) 3mi — 3h 00m
Feb 14, 2021
Mike Williams
Dec 20, 2020
L G
With Chris, ran with Lookout Mountain Trail
Oct 19, 2020
Daylene York
4.8mi
Aug 18, 2020
Gretchen Walker
Evening hike with Mary and Courtney