Burro Trail to Windy Peak

HARD 81 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
1 day 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
6 days 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.

7 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

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

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days 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.

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1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

great trail. lots of variety and good views.

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hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and challenging.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Diverse views! Little bit of everything! Starts out quite easy but gets harder and harder towards the top. Saw lots of deer and a moose after we left!

1 month ago

Fun, moderate trail with a lot of diverse views and terrain. Pretty view at the top.

1 month ago

Gorgeous. Prep for a workout, but the view at the top is worth it. This is a fee area so make sure to get a day pass at the visitor center a couple miles up the road.