Centennial Cone Early Season Trail is a 19.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Mountain bike ride near Golden, CO This is a description of the Centennial Cone trails minus the Elk Range trail (it is closed from Winter to mid June due to elk calving). For a full Centennial Cone ride description, please see my Centennial Cone guide. Drive 8 miles up Golden Gate Canyon Road. Turn left at the Centennial Cone sign, and go about 2 miles to the trailhead parking, north lot. Do not turn onto Robinson Hill Road. Follow Perdido Camino Road to the parking lot. The trail described is as an out and back and the mileage listed reflects this. If you don't want to do an out and back, you can continue from the West Parking lot onto Douglas Mountain Drive. Climb this dirt road (this is a very steep climb) and when it crests, turn right onto Robinson Hill road. Follow this road until it intersects with Camino Perdido Road, turn right onto this road back to the North parking lot.