Apex Road

MODERATE 22 reviews

Apex Road is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2014 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

views

off road driving
15 days ago

very mellow, just a dirt road really. you can cut a couple switchbacks short and these are steep but easy climbs. not many real obstacles around. didn't realize this is where moon gulch pops out and so we went to gamble, which has insane views. went by the shaft house and just headed downhill at every intersection from there. i have a moon and gamble gulch video up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTfW0PxocJc&t=4s

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

scenic driving
18 days ago

Nice scenic road, leads up to back side of Pickle Gulch trail. Pretty drive up to see the snow today!

scenic driving
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

The people who say this is a boring, easy trail clearly didn't get off the main road. When you do, there are many, many amazing trails of varying difficulty to explore. We were in the keep for hours and never even got close to the top of the main road! We are going back again to explore the area some more!

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

Perfect hangout spot if you live local. Simple drive to the peak of 10600 with pretty views!

off road driving
3 months ago

Just a dirt road. Nothing of interest. Lots of private land. Would recommend changing rating to "easy".

hiking
3 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

Fun, relatively easy to drive trail that gets steeper towards the end. There were a couple little offshoots that were a little more technical. Overall took about an hour to go up and back

5 months ago

just a compacted dirt road leads to private residence nothing special. towards the end (pass a gate) there is a little hill that can be climbed and over looks the valley below. overall nothing special.

off road driving
5 months ago

Snowpack was fun..nothing too challenging but some options to adventure.

off road driving
5 months ago

nice flat road great scenery but it will take you other trails

off road driving
7 months ago

off road driving
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dirt road with beautiful views

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

off road driving
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Apex Trail system leads you into an amazing group of trails that can keep you exploring for days. The system can bring you into fine fisheries such as Loch Lomond Lake with thousands of great camping areas.I have seen reviews stating the "Apex is typical country gravel road" but the writer of that doesn't have a clue as to what the trail system has to offer. There are at least six entrances into the trail system that lead you in with spectacular views, wildlife and photography opportunities with some real fun off road excursions. The difficulty of the trails are not more than a 3-4 on a 1-10 scale but there are some nice water crossings and other enjoyable spots as well. The overall beauty and fun along with the miles and miles of trails make me give it a 5 Star rating with a must do for everyone!!!

off road driving
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Was just a typical country gravel road. Great site seeing trip. If your looking for 'off road' try another trail.