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Windy Saddle Lookout Mountain Trail

MODERATE 206 reviews

Windy Saddle Lookout Mountain Trail is a 4.4 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, trail running, 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: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 705 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

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rocky

snow

Please note: The Windy Saddle Trailhead is currently CLOSED for construction on improvements to the main trailhead and will last through the end of summer 2019. A 0.8 mile detour is in place for trail users: https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/16842/WSP-Detour-Map

hiking
1 day ago

Easy hike with gorgeous views. Went right before sunset and made it to the cliffs at the perfect time. There were some groups but not many so it was great! The sunset is stunning over lookout mountain!

Easy trail several spot with nice views. last third is next to road. Parking in

hiking
1 month ago

Very well maintained, pretty easy hike with some nice views. Saw lots of kiddos and pups along the way. Had the trail nearly to myself for a while and by 11am it was packed. Trail is shared by mt bikers who are super nice but also means you'll have to stop every few minutes or so.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty!! Very easy hike too! Gorgeous views!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this yesterday, and need to come back and do it in full - if you start from the spot marked as the trailhead, the point where the map divides is closed and you must take a detour. Adds about 0.8 mi to this hike. Closed until June 20. If you want to avoid it, be sure to find where the detour starts and go from there instead, otherwise you miss all the views - my hike was just rocks.

hiking
3 months ago

As of 3/31 the parking lot for this trail is closed until end of June. You will have to park somewhere else. You can park towards the bottom and it adds an extra 1.5 miles but then the trail is still accessible.

hiking
muddy
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snow
3 months ago

Beautiful secluded views but VERY hard packed ice right now. Would not recommend attempting without spikes. Started at the Nature Center and continued to Beaver Brook and needed spikes less than a quarter mile in for the majority of the hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! However the trail is close until June 20th 2019

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was super slick, I wasn’t prepared and fell several times. I recommend planning ahead, but the tail had great views and I plan on trying it again once it warms up more.

hiking
4 months ago

Sick trail, slippery. Gnar views. Worth the extra work. Wear waterproof shoes for sure.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Definitely still icy/snowy on parts of the trail! Great views!

hiking
4 months ago

nice hike, good views, plenty of parking options along the way! a bit muddy and icy

hiking
6 months ago

Great, easy(ish) trail with rewarding views. Gorgeous hike in the snow. Trees cover a lot of the sun. There are quite a few lookout spots to pull over along the way.

hiking
6 months ago

We wanted to do the Mt. Zion Mtn bike but there wasn’t much signage so we ended up on part of this trail. Started at the trailhead with the porta-potties and went a total of 3 miles. Stopped at the mansion and the nature center for a few before heading back down. Parts of the trail had packed snow but basic hiking shoes worked well (went on 01/05/18). Our dog loved it, but we really wish more people would be responsible for picking up their pet’s waste. We never leave home without poo bags, they are so small and easy to grab! Also, as someone else said, lots of kids and people who weren’t actually hikers out on the trail. More busy than we would have liked. When there was a view it was amazing, we are glad we took this trail.

hiking
6 months ago

The hike itself is nice the terrain is good although some snow. This is a moderate hike with some great views definitely enjoyed it. You can access the trail from different points so keep that in mind.

6 months ago

Some icy spots on Christmas Day.

trail running
8 months ago

Easy hike worth your time.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views, easy access-just up lookout mnt

9 months ago

Not many views

9 months ago

Short trial with decent terrain and mountainous views. The trees and vegetation on the trail-side were nice but not much else to boast about. Unfortunately, the view of downtown Denver is obstructed by a cell tower once you reach the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Great shady hike with a few nice viewpoints. Downside was many mountain bikers, some at high speed

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty easy hike, you will in all likelihood pass some bikers and not so serious hikers on the route. Not a lot of views as someone else has said, but it's nice for after work or taking friends who are visiting to since it's short but still feels like a workout, close to Denver and there's the touristy Buffalo Bill grave at the top.

11 months ago

Great trail, short and sweet. My new “go to” for out of town visitors, and kids. The tree cover and wider trail was great with the dog. Nice views and close to town.

hiking
11 months ago

Plenty of shade, lovely hike. Did it with a dog and she did great. Parking lot fills up fast though.

hiking
11 months ago

Love it! Nice shaded trail with a rocky trail. Lots of fun to hike with a beautiful view! You can drive to the top lookout view or you can get a good workout in with this trail!

hiking
11 months ago

Enough shade to cool off on hot days

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