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Best trails in Apex Open Space Park

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Looking for a great trail in Apex Open Space Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 7 great mountain biking trails, hiking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Apex Open Space Park ranging from 3.5 to 6.7 miles and from 6,161 to 7,496 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Note: Be sure to read the signs and maps at the trail heads because the park is on an alternating schedule to accommodate the large number of hikers and bikers. Even numbered days are reserved for bikers only. Please check before you hike or you may encounter bikers that are frustrated with hikers or vice versa.

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#1 - Apex and Enchanted Forest Trail Loop
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Note: Apex Park periodically closes in the winter and spring due to mud. Please consult the park's website before visiting. This is a beautiful and popular trail in the Golden, CO area. Starting 9/10, Enchanted Forest and Magic Mountain are limited to BIKES on EVEN days and HIKERS/HORSES on ODD. https://www.jeffco.us/1190/Apex-ParkShow more
#2 - Apex and Pick N' Sledge Trail
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
This is a beautiful and popular trail in the Golden, CO area. Be sure to read the sign and map at the trail head because the trail is on an alternating schedule to accommodate the large number of hikers and bikers. Even numbered days are reserved for bikers only. Please check before you hike or you may encounter bikers that are frustrated with hikers or vice versa. The trail is part of an excellent network of trails in the Apex Park. The trail is subject to weather related closures. Please check trail and road conditions ahead of time. Show more
#3 - Apex Trail to Enchanted Forest Trail Loop
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
#4 - Apex and Pick N Sledge Loop
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Note: This park closes under muddy conditions. For up to date information regarding park closures, please see https://www.jeffco.us/1190/Apex-Park This is a beautiful and popular trail in the Golden, CO area. Be sure to read the sign and map at the trail head because the trail is on an alternating schedule to accommodate the large number of hikers and bikers. Even numbered days are reserved for bikers only. Please check before you hike or you may encounter bikers that are frustrated with hikers or vice versa. Please note: rattlesnakes are very common in the area.Show more
#5 - Pick N Sledge and Grubstake Loop Trail
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Note: Apex Park does get closed a lot in the winter and spring due to mud. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Be sure to read the sign and map at the trail head because the trail is on an alternating schedule to accommodate the large number of hikers and bikers. Even numbered days are reserved for bikers only. Please check before you hike or you may encounter bikers that are frustrated with hikers or vice versa.Show more
#6 - Apex Open Space Complete Loop Trail
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
Note: Apex Park does get closed a lot in the winter and spring due to mud. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Mountain bike trail near Golden, Colorado (about 30 minutes west of Denver). On odd-numbered calendar days, bicyclists must travel one way on certain segments of the trail. This trail guide describes a combination of trails that you can follow on those odd-numbered days. On even-numbered days, all of the trails are multidirectional, i.e. you can ride any way you want. Show more
#7 - Front Range 30
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 31 mi
This is an approximate 30 mile loop via a combination of trails throughout Golden, and makes for a tough day with great ascends/descends and views. Show more