Forgotten Valley

EASY 13 reviews

Forgotten Valley is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, CO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from May until November.

6.1 miles 1691 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
28 days ago

Loved this trail! It was rocky most of the trail with beautiful views along the way. Also a nice lower body workout. My dog loved it too.

2 months ago

little bit of everything to see, pack a lunch to eat ar the top and pack some sunscreen! one of my favorites, easy with some switchbacks that had me puffing a bit, but I'm also 19 weeks pregnant :)

3 months ago

I feel confused as to how this hike is rated "easy" when both the Burro and Mountain Lion trails are rated difficult. It wasn't that I found it challenging, I think I was just expecting something else. I was really looking for a nice easy hike with rolling hills and that is not what I got.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail great views we headed up to Windy peak from here excellent views from there

3 months ago

Beautiful trail.

fishing
6 months ago

This place was GREAT! Hiked in with two kids, 4 and 8, no problems there. Spent the day fishing and picnicking. So much fun! Beautiful area.

6 months ago

Beautiful lake at that top with historical home from the 1800s. $7 for a day pass but totally worth it. Not a hard hike at all.

hiking
7 months ago

Super easy hike. There's a lot of water running down from the snow melt so it was muddy in some areas especially when trying to cross over to get to the Tallman Ranch. Other than that it was pretty dry through out. We took Burro trail to Mountain Lion trail. Make sure to sit on the porch swings and enjoy the view. The $7 day pass was well worth it.

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy and relaxed hike. Be sure to leave in the AM if you want to camp at one of the designated sites overlooking the lake - they're first come first serve. Like most mountain lakes, it is very calm and beautiful. I agree with Zach, must have been awesome to be an original inhabitant back in the day. I recommend this one as a family hike.

hiking
1 year ago

A nice short trek that can be amended easily by such trails as the city lights trail or many branching trails that intersect. The Forgotten Valley was really cool to discover, the family that lived in the cabin fully utilized the Nott Creek and I love to imagine what life would be like nestled in such a remote valley way back in the day.

hiking
4 years ago

Hiked this in June, didn't see any beetle kill in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Hiked to the City Lights Ridge before I got to forgotten valley, then continued on to windy peak, and came back down on the Burro trail. Would be a real nice fall hike as there are a lot of aspen trees on the way to forgotten valley. Had lunch on the porch of the old Tallman homestead.