Goat Mountain Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.
A canyon road to a ridge trail leading to a south Denver overlook The first part is along the waterton canyon trail. As you walk look for some pipes that are about 20 ft in the air that cross the road to the north side. The steep trail starts under those pipes on the left side of the draw to the spur. This spur takes you to the ridge and then up to the peak. Near the top the trail fades in and out (call it a game trail), just keep on the ridge and head towards the mountain top. This is one of the most fun hikes in Southwest Denver. It is not well known, so you are not likely to encounter any other people on the hike. You will get great views of southwest Denver, and have a fun / challenging 1/2 day. This is not a particularly well marked trail, and there is some very steep and loose areas. Do not attempt unless you are an experienced hiker who is in good condition. This canyon is home to a large heard of bighorn sheep. Keep your eyes peeled, and you are likely to spot some.
great hike! two false summits. bring poles!
Great hike, difficult to find... go under the pipes and it's almost straight uphill a little to the left. Make sure you take that path back too.. otherwise you won't be able to get back to the trail. It was a little difficult but the views were worth it. Hope to do it again sometime
Hard time finding the trail (directly under pipes on the right behind the construction fence). Saw many big horn sheep on opposite hillside. Well marked trail. Only saw two other hikers. October is a great time to go. Good views of metro Denver.
No trail once you get to the part where you get off the road
The trail has steep sections of loose sand and rock. Brush grows over the trail in many places. Recommend long pants and trekking poles.
Beautiful views of Waterton Canyon. Not much tree cover and lots of cactus. No dogs allowed here, so no bags along the trail!
Awesome hike...watch out for rattlesnakes!!! I didn't notice one when we stopped for a break. Little guy started a loud rattle behind me and scared the crap out of me. Luckily we weren't on a steeper part of the trail to make a quick getaway.
It was a paved road with little shade. You shared the trail with construction vehicles and bikes and animals. The big horn sheep were amazing. Not sure where goat mountain is but the Waterton trail was nice-- 6mile there and 6 miles back-- 12 miles total.
Headed to Littleton to hike this trail, it took me to Waterton Canyon. No markers at all on the trail, walked 5 miles, never found this trail:( Great Wall on the main road, follows the river, saw some mountain goats though.
Awesome Hike, Great views. best time to go is early spring. Don't mind the wind.