Fossil Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.6 miElevation gain154 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingWalkingViewsWildlifeNo shade
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Bethany Haas
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Hiking

Beautiful!

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STan SPenCEr
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Owen Heupel
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Hiking

Many good sidehikes.

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Eric Butler
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Gabriela Montes
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Haley Simpson
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Hiking

Great place to catch a sunset

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Ellen Jensby
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Hiking

Mostly dry. No bathrooms.

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Dana Heschmeyer
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Kristen Hinkle
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Sarah Schliemann
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Filip Tomas
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Jonathan Gladden
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William Smith
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STan SPenCEr
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Joe V Meigs
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Mountain biking

Awesome ride.

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Myles Libby
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Cort Knee
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Hiking

Cute trail. In a neighborhood. Connects to a lot of others. Would come back

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Joe V Meigs
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Brian Marsh
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Solactic Lunatic
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Jose Acosta
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Hiking

Nice and all open space. Kid friendly.

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Matt Sickler
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Dylan Malitsky
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Hiking

6-7pm hike. Great time if you’re seeking shade, as the sun sets behind the hill. Bikers and families you’ll see sporadically but generally pretty quiet at that time. A bit anti-climactic, but overall a good little walk for our 10 year old pup!

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Jordan McNeil
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Hiking

Perfect incline, wide trail for most of it, a few bikers and runners but plenty of room. Great little morning walk/jog with the dog before the heat brings out the snakes!

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David B
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WalkingNo shade

Nice for early morning joints before all the heat and snakes. Great for dogs on leash.

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Austin Foster
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice trail for a quick ride near the city. It has a good view over Denver. Some medium sized rocks but everything is manageable; you can make this trail as easy or hard as you want to. No shade so plan for sun.

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Anne Wave
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HikingNo shade

Conveniently close to Denver for an evening jaunt. Really nice front range views once you get on top of the plateau (even with the power lines)

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Kyle Styer
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HikingNo shade
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Warren Sims
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Arrived on 5/20/2020 (Wednesday) around 10:20am. Clear skies, sunny and a constant breeze. Slightly rocky in one small section of the trail and zero shade to be found. Easy trail to complete and it is kid/dog friendly. There were 8-10 people on the trail but never in groups. Finished under the estimated time.

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