Apex Road

MODERATE 19 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

hiking
6 days ago

18 days 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
30 days 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
3 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

4 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
6 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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

An easy dirt road for just about any SUV when it is dry. From Central City, take Apex to Bald Mountain Rd. and go east to Alice and the St. Mary's Glacier. Don't forget to stop at the cemeterys along the way.

off road driving
Saturday, August 06, 2011

Great starter trail. I took my 2008 Ford Escape 2WD on this trail and had no problem, in fact it was a little too easy. Beautiful views and just a great day trip for families. Definitely suggest taking the left onto Elk Park Rd, there are two sections with steep inclines that are pretty good (highlight of trip). Overall nice and easy.