Burro Trail to Windy Peak

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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
1689 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

scramble

hiking
3 hours ago

Beautiful weather. Took me about 3 hours to get to the top.

4 days ago

I went up to the peak and the weather was amazing. The trail is still clearly visible

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13 days ago

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19 days ago

Beautiful view of grass lands

19 days ago

This trail was fun and beautiful. We had a cloudy day with a little rain so we missed some of the beauty of the views. Hiking poles helped a lot.

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike only about an hour from Denver! Lots of varied terrain with some very basic scrambling in the middle of the trail and at the summit approach. Probably the biggest attraction of this trail is just how quiet it is, its serene and only birds break up the silence. The view from the summit is well worth the hike, and if you descend via the Mountain Lion trail you can stop at an old Swedish settlement house. Only things to be mindful of are the loose rock on the descent and the snow on the summit approach.

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1 month ago

Excellent hike with great views. We used Burro to the peak and then returned via Mtn Lion thru Forgotten Valley to visit the old Swedish settlement - terrific dog hike. Highly recommended.

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2 months ago

Great day trip from Denver

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3 months ago

Hiked this on 9.9.17. Started at 8:15 going clockwise and there were only a few parking spots left at the trailhead (plenty within a half mile though). Nice hike with a variety of landscapes. Aspens were just starting to turn. The meadows on the eastern half of the trail were really pretty.