Lookout Mountain Trail

MODERATE 102 reviews
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Lookout Mountain Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking 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.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1755 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

Small parking lot off Lookout Mountain Road with portable restrooms.

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3 days ago

8-1-04; 10-5-03; There's a couple routes -- connects with beaver brook creek trail. Parts of trail are steady incline-- fabulous bench with view.

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10 days ago

It was a great first hike since we moved here, also brought my 5 yr old and she's finished it :)

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1 month ago

I've done less hiking than chillin and enjoying the view. Sunsets at the Peak by Colorow Mountain Park are well worth watching for an hour or two.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Loved all the trees & shade! Peaceful view at the top! Loved it! FYI are porta pottys before the hike!

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1 month ago

Fun trail with a decent climb. A lot of mountain bikers but everyone is very respectful and no issues. A lot of birds and wildflowers to enjoy on the hike.

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2 months ago

WATCH OUT FOR RATTLESNAKES!!! Just uploaded photos of rattlesnake in 1st boulder field. Right on main path through boulders! We would NOT have seen it but another hiker saw it and stopped to take pictures. We warned several people with dogs. The snake was hidden in the rocks at calf height! WATCH OUT!

This is an awesome trail though. Most of the first 4 miles out is tree covered so it's cool on a hot day. Great views!

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2 months ago