Mount Galbraith Loop via Cedar Gulch Trail

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Mount Galbraith Park

Mount Galbraith Loop via Cedar Gulch Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 928 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

views

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As of January 2020, users have reported that the summit is closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Note: Bikes are NOT allowed on this trail. 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.

Super great trail. A nice moderate challenge as well :) It was super dry and an evening hike makes for great temperature

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1 day ago

We arrived at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning. The parking lot as full and cars were parking along the main road. The latrine had plenty of toilet paper. Most of the trail was rocky, so not ideal for trail running but fine for walking. The trail was busy today. I saw one hiker with an unleashed dog and one hiker playing music on a speaker. Very little shade but we had cloud cover so never got too hot. The wildflowers are blooming. There was a section of trail on the western side of the loop that appears to split into 3 paths and the correct path was not marked, but another hiker knew which way to go.

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bugs
1 day ago

Awesome trail! Started before sunrise and we were the only ones in the parking lot. Also saw 10+ bighorn sheep close to the top! Had to let them cross the trail and also saw them butt heads once. Will be back for sure

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no shade
rocky
3 days ago

I did this hike during the middle of the week in early June. Nearly the entire parking lot was full when I arrived at 8:30. It’s a great, dry hike with a few rocky sections. The wildflowers have started blooming, and I even saw some big horn sheep. There is very little shade. The trail is not well marked on the western side of the loop and it would be easy to get off the trail; I was glad to have this app recording to ensure my route was correct.

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rocky
5 days ago

I was happy to find shady spots throughout the hike. Take advantage of them when you come upon them. Hiked this on a Wednesday morning in late May. Just missed the last open spot in the lot, so parked on road. No wildlife spotted. Some folks had masks and others didn’t. I just went to side of trail as best I could and turned my back when necessary to let folks pass. I look forward to hiking it again but reversing the loop.

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5 days ago

pretty neat and easy trail. was a little crowded though. also no shade

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6 days ago

Went on Sunday morning at 9:30am, small parking lot that was full. Not a lot of shade so beware it gets very hot on a sunny day! Rocky in some areas. All around a decent hike!

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no shade
rocky
6 days ago

This is a nice trail and good workout close to the city but as expected with a trail close to the city it’s extremely crowded. Hardly anyone was wearing a mask and several people had dogs off leash when it is clearly marked that leashes are required. The trail is also narrow making it hard to let people pass. If you do this trail please ensure you wear a mask and are considerate of other people. Also make an effort to get over when people are passing. Trail etiquette was non-existent today.

6 days ago

Did this in March. It was really snowy so we used microspikes.

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rocky
7 days ago

Definitely rocky and narrow, but not too difficult. The Cedar Gulch portion has very little shade. It’s also very busy - the parking lot was almost full by 7 a.m.

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no shade
rocky
8 days ago

It's a beautiful trail, however the route was not clearly marked throughout. I ended up going off trail toward the summit. Be sure to wear sunscreen as there is little shade. Overall, it's a solid workout and nice views.

Great views! Large Rattlesnake reported to be in middle of trail by runner, did not personally see.

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rocky
8 days ago

The hike was great and not too difficult. There are some areas of the trail that are quite rocky so if you have balance issues this trail isn't for you. We arrived midday and the parking lot was full but we found roadside parking not too far from the entrance.

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9 days ago

Beautiful trail, but narrow, and crowded today. About 85% of people on the trail are not wearing masks. Selfish, thoughtless and dangerous behavior,

Incredible views super close to town. No shade for most of it, so bring extra water and sun protection. Thank you to those who covered their faces as we passed!

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12 days ago

Beautiful and pretty easy trail. Gets very crowded and most paths are narrow. Hiked at a leisurely pace and finished just over 2 hours.

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12 days ago

The trail is pretty narrow and can get crowded. Nice views to the east and a little to the west. Pretty easy. (6.9/10)

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rocky
12 days ago

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rocky
12 days ago

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rocky
14 days ago

This trail can be a bit crowded but it’s absolutely beautiful. If you do the entire loop it does get quieter in the back portion. It’s also got a few rocky moments that are fun to navigate. We even saw a Moose!

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no shade
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Great moderate trail! Not a ton of parking, but overall a really good experience. The trail itself is rocky and pretty narrow. Easy to follow and has a lot of shady spots. Saw a bull snake about halfway to the top, but it wasn’t aggressive and we were able to go around it.

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18 days ago

Great conditions, while it could be quite sunny, there were plenty of shady parts.

Crowded, basically no one wearing face masks if that’s something you’re worried about. Got the last parking spot and cars were lined up along the entry way. Not a bad hike, fairly easy.

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