Lookout Mountain Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Small parking lot off Lookout Mountain Road with portable restrooms.
Great for the family and especially kids. My 5 year old loves walking the tree lined trails. Some awesome views as well.
Great place to bring the kids. Easily accessible and there are great views in every direction. My only issue is the TRASH! Why do people have to litter when there are recycle/trash cans everywhere at the parking lot? I've been here a handful of times and I see broken glass bottles everywhere...stop being scumbags!
going to do some stargazing .... if not here then to Echo Park ... midnight with Perseid meteors
Pretty trail, fair amount of shade from trees the last couple miles to help prevent the overheating dog light from coming on. Only bummer was the top, it stops at a wildlife preserve but it's really difficult to tell if the trail keeps going. A sign points to a trail that runs along Lookout mountain road. I followed it for half a mile and turned back (not wanting to walk along a road for the duration of the hike). I'm going to look into it further to see where I was supposed to continue from the top. Overall very pretty, however quite busy.
My kids love this trail and the variety it has.
Ended up taking this as an additional part to Chimney Gulch. Enjoyable hike!
It was a pretty day, but there was a lot of people on the trail, including bikers.
Great day hike, but you'll always here and see I70. Beautiful vistas, hiking westward.
Great views and somewhat technical terrain. Will consume most of your day.
Yaktraks are required during snow season.
Hiked Feb 28th, 2016. Due to warm weather, the snow that was there has turned to ice and the trail is pretty treacherous in spots. I'd advise waiting til spring/summer.
Snowy trail, I would definitely recommend traction devices. We started at the parking lot just before the turn in for Buffalo Bill's Grave and went down. We were there just before sunset and didn't see many other people.