Genesee Summit Trail

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Genesee Summit Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 days ago

This was a really fun hike with little kids. Lots of fun rocks to climb in and pretty views at the top. We did part of the Bison Overlook Trail too to make the hike a bit longer.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was really great. A little noisy due to the highway but overall pretty relaxing. It was short, about an hour to 45 minutes. Really easy to find and a great view. Also very light foot traffic. A few people and there dogs but that's about it.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy walk with 2 young kids. Go check out the flag pole at the summit.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a very easy hike. We took a group of Cub Scouts around the American Bison Trail and then up to the summit. Not a lot of variety but some nice views. They especially enjoyed seeing the bison herd! Longer than 1.1 miles if you incorporate the American Bison Trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy quick walk suitable for dogs on leash. Great views along the mostly wooded/shady trail. Trail head has picnic and restroom facilities.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ok. Trees block the view to the west, but you do get some south/southwest openings. Can't really see into the heart of the mountains. It was a cloudy day so maybe we got the wrong impression.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Nice elevation to start. Not to hard. Great views at the summit. Lots of other trails to go off on too.

Monday, March 20, 2017

First off the trail is more than 1 mile. Some of the trail follows Genesse Mountain Rd & by the highway, which I didn't like for the noise factor. Enjoyed the views on American Bison Trail & enjoyed the quick steep climb to Genesse Mountain Summit. Overall it's a nice quick hike close to home & I will come back when I'm needing my nature fix, but can't venture out too far into the mountains.

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2017

Nice easy outing near Genessee Park when the park is closed. Beware the trodden path! The snow has melted and re-frozen so it's pretty slick in some spots. Great view at the summit.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

This trail is great but it's mislabeled on this app. There is a Genesee MOUNTAIN trail which is way more than 0.8 miles long that pretty much spans the entire park. Then, the trail this app describes is the Genesee SUMMIT trail. Don't get confused like me and waste half your day on the wrong trail.

nature trips
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wonderful place to escape the city. Feel like you are miles away in the mountains. Beautiful! You may see wildlife here, as well as the bison herd seen from I-70.

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