Very good hike. Very little parking and the map AllTrails has to get there is wrong... drive up 19th street and you'll see a small parking spot on the left.
Once you get to the top just jump onto Lookout Mountain trail if you want more.

Great hike, however traffic and parking getting there are a bit of nightmare... spent more time driving up to and down from the large trail head parking lot as there was no space at the lower trail head then we spent on the hike itself.

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Very nice hike traffic got heavier later in the day and there was more car traffickers c that you could hear. We started in golden the chimney gulch trail than continued up lookout mountain. Great hike took around 2.5 hours for us but we aren't in tremendous shape....yet. More shade on lookout but I felt chimney was much more peaceful, more wildflowers and full of nature sounds.

Great easy trail. Nice views, good interpretive signage. It wasn't as busy as I expected. Lovely walk!

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24 days ago

I hiked this trail with a friend in the early afternoon of July 29th. We were in downtown Golden and wanted a moderate trail we could get to without a car. We acquired a map of the Golden trails from the Visitor Center and decided to take the Chimney Gulch Trail. We had difficulty finding the trail from the paved trails along Clear Creek. We eventually followed the first sign directing us to Chimney Gulch. Then there was a tunnel and a diverging path and it was unclear which way to go. You need to go through the tunnel, which we did not understand until too late...

Once we went through the tunnel (which passes under 6), we were able to follow the trail with ease. We really enjoyed out time on the trail and followed it until the trail head for Lookout Mountain.

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I always recommend this trail when the weather has been more gloomy/rainy. that way it's not too hot, you see more wild life like deer and birds, but you're not scared of the rain because you're not too high up. For the best experience, combine with the look out mountain trail.

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