Mount Galbraith Loop via Cedar Gulch Trail

MODERATE 369 reviews
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Mount Galbraith Loop via Cedar Gulch Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Beautiful hike with great views of Golden, Coors Plant and Denver. Great rock formations and lots of animal trails. Take a lunch and have a picnic.

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16 days ago

I love this trail! Yes, it can be busy at the trailhead but being so close to Denver i think that should be expected. Obviously if you get there earlier in the AM its less crowded, versus 11am. There are bathrooms at the trailhead which is a nice plus. In addition, there is a small stream at the trailhead which I've seen many dogs enjoying.

You'll want to bring poles for navigation with the rockier parts (both going up and down) and there isn't much shade (bring water, wear sunscreen/sunglasses). The rocks can be slippery when wet (again, bring poles), so wear hiking (not tennis) shoes.

Overall I feel like I get a good workout with the elevation gain, and it's less than 30 minutes from home! Nice views!

hiking
16 days ago

A bit over grown in some areas but has beautiful views and fun boulders to climb over. It's a moderate climb and a nice distance.

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This is a great trail for hiking but not great for trail running. Quite a few rocky spots. But the views are gorgeous and the trail is fun, there are just better trail running options in the area IMO

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24 days ago

Small trailhead. Many people have to park along the highway. Other than that it's a very well kept trail.

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