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Enchanted Forest

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (7)

A beautiful hike through the trees and an alternative to the Apex Trail.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

7,314' 2,229 m

High

6,868' 2,093 m

Low

66' 20 m

Up

512' 156 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

This trail is uphill only to bikes on odd numbered days. Take note of the day to anticipate downhill bike traffic.

Description

Enchanted Forest is a great alternative to the upper section of the Apex Trail and enables the creation of a loop at the top of Apex Park. Aptly named, the trail follows tight and twisty singletrack through dense forest (by Colorado standards), lending it a different mood from other trails at Apex.

The lush, dense forest that Enchanted Forest runs through can look more like the Pacific Northwest than the Colorado Front Range.

Contacts

Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes

#4

in Apex Park

#10757

Overall
  3.9 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Apex Park

#952

in Colorado

#10,757

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Photos

Snow covered trail leading into the Enchanted Forest area.
Mar 2, 2018 near Golden, CO
After the break off from Apex- heading up into the forest
Mar 31, 2015 near Golden, CO
After the break off point from Apex- heading into the forest
Mar 31, 2015 near Golden, CO
Going up the Enchanted Forest trail.
May 23, 2015 near Genesee, CO

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Check-Ins

Aug 27, 2020
Amy Navvab
3mi
Apr 5, 2020
Kylie Swanson
Sep 30, 2019
Luke Farlow
1h 00m
Sep 9, 2019
Luke Farlow
Dec 31, 2018
Matt Culpepper
Back end of lollipop with Apex 1.4mi
Nov 22, 2018
Patrick Csongei
hiked the enchanted forest loop starting from the top trailhead. went down enchanted forest and back up apex trail. enchanted forest was very snowy… 3mi
Jul 14, 2018
Danielle Swann
Apr 8, 2017
Alexis Nicole