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Nice workout with awesome view!

This trail might have some of the best views in Colorado. There's a lot of boulders in and along the trail. This will slow anyone who wishes to run it. I went with a family member who's not much of a hiker and it took three hours to finish. I'll be going back to get a new personal record.

pretty quick hike but pretty steep. if you’re short on time, give it a go. i will say, this is a perfect rattlesnake habitat. tons of shrubs

amazing views of the flatlands and mountains. gorgeous hike for so close to Denver. loved the history!

climbed it 3x. love the elevation gain, great for training. it feels like it's straight up and you get a nice ridge line in the middle and wonderful views at the top.

Beautiful views but the entire time we were hiking we heard very loud gunshots from the adjoining private property which ruined any chance of a peaceful hike.

4 days ago

Love it

Quick hike

The historical ruins are very cool! Took a visiting family member from out of state and it seemed like a good fit for her while still adjusting to the altitude. Pretty crowded with lots of familes and dogs. No amazing vistas, but some decent overlooks and views to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It's nice how all the little side trails connect so you can add or minus mileage as you like. Found the historical information and ruins to be the coolest part of the day.

Lots of variety.

hiking
6 days ago

Trail was great. Didn’t see any mountain lions.

An enchanted forest! Evergreens, lots of shade simply beautiful and good workout.

Good trail (road). There is not a lot of shade, so would definitely advise doing it earlier in the day. Was able to see roughly 20-30 mountain sheep, I always enjoy seeing wildlife.

Love this trail! But I prefer biking it to hiking it. I'm always hopeful to see a herd of bighorn sheep and some rams (my mother in law saw a bunch of rams by the dam a couple of months ago). I've seen a few bighorn sheep (loners) and a black bear.

Hiked this trail on 6/8/2018 on a gorgeous day. We started at the parking lot right before you enter Lookout Mountain Park. Hiked uphill on a paved road for about 15 minutes before reaching the Chimney Gulch Trail. There were very nice views while hiking and then a great view once you reach the top. Pretty strenuous hike, but very rewarding. Seems to be a high volume mountain biking trail, so be aware. Easy drive from Golden, Denver or Lakewood. Enjoy!

Went here last weekend, this is now my favorite trail in Colorado. Super well marked, not a high climb, wild flowers, aspens in bloom, just amazing!

road biking
10 days ago

Biked this today. Good amount of people for a Wednesday morning, but was alone for most of my time out there.
I am not a mountain biker, but enjoy biking so this was a great trail.
Saw a few small sheep and a dead snake.

Nice elevation-

Nice views, easy to get to. Not a ton of shade so best on cooler days.

mountain biking
12 days ago

I’m pretty happy we found this area. We have hiked it and have bikes it. The scenery is absolutely beautiful; you might even spot some sheep on the side of the mountain. It is easy walking it biking.

easy, with some nice views

Again, misleading on the mileage. Not sure how they manage the miles on this website, but three people of varying gaite came to the same distance of ~7 miles. No big deal... The parking from Hwy 93 is located on the left side of the road, just before the red barn on the right. It's a small dirt road leading to the trail head parking. Good parking, but overflow is on the road, so no worries.
There are two ways to attack this trail, one is to the right and one is on the left. Depends on how you really want to tackle the hike. Both are pretty even in their ratings, and nothing too difficult. If you go left, from the parking, you will have an uphill for the most part. Both trails start with a small run through the hills, but soon become service roads. No real big deal, but they are both in the sun, so wear sunscreen or wear a hat. After that, they meander through the mountains. Agree that the streams run the path, but with the lack of rain fall, not much so. It's a nice hike, shared with bikers and others. Enjoyable, none the less. Nice hike and would do so again. Considering this is the second time as we could not locate Burro trail There are many junctions off this trail.

Very nice hike.

hiking
13 days ago

A bit crowded on a Saturday, and most of the trail is totally exposed so got pretty hot even in the mid-morning. No incredible vistas but decent views throughout. Ruins were neat.

Really nice hike, though my Garmin clocked it at closer to 4.5 miles. Nice steep (ish) incline for the first couple miles, but the views are awesome. We went last Thursday in the afternoon and there were maybe 4 or 5 other people on the trail. Super close to town. Really convenient.

This is my favorite front range hike! Huge elevation gain for such a short distance! Great way to prepare for 14ers on the weekend.

Easy to navigate and well maintained. Beautiful day.

Really enjoyed this hike. Pretty steep grade on the first and last leg of the hike, but such a worthwhile experience. Great training, due to the elevation gain in less than 1.7 miles. As previously stated by other reviewers, there’s very little shade, so if it’s a warm day, be prepared for that and bring plenty of water.
Hearing the sound check of the band getting ready for the concert at Red Rocks was an added benefit.

Awesome trail. There and back with a few side trails to diversify. They call the trail 'primitive' as there are some overgrown spots and steep trackside drop offs. We took the main trail out and hit Chave and Gaskill side trails on the way back. Clocked in about 21 miles and 8 miles at a brisk hike rate with a few snack stops.

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