Burro Trail to Windy Peak

HARD 90 reviews

Burro Trail to Windy Peak is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

scramble

hiking
51 minutes ago

Lots of trees and rock! Like it, great work out and scenery.

trail running
12 hours ago

14 days ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did the loop and ran into thunderstorms at the top of windy peak (started around noon), but the second half of the loop coming down has some amazing views! Only saw about three other groups the whole way.

hiking
1 month ago

Went early (around 7:00 AM) and only saw about 6 people the entire hike until I was almost back to my car. Nice trail but watch out for loose and sharp rocks. The trail is covered with them and it can make for some slick spots.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself is beautiful. Definitely worth the extra little push to go to Windy Peak. Had a super time!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

If I could give half stars it would be 3.5 or maybe even 3.75. A tough hike that is physically challenging overall with lots of loose rocks and a pretty steady incline. I'm in good shape and my legs were tired by the end. Windy Peak is nice but not spectacular; I wish there was a better payoff at the summit. Second half of the hike is significantly nicer than the first: lush vegetation and the creek are a nice way to finish.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Don't do this one hungover. It makes a tough hike even tougher. The view from the top is worth it, however.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail. lots of variety and good views.