Mountain Lion Trail

MODERATE 253 reviews

Mountain Lion Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

At the trail head parking lot, there is an outhouse and trash bins. You'll need a day pass for the park.

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Directions: Do NOT follow the signs to the park, that will take you too far (if coming from Denver.) Turn right on Crawford Gulch Rd, it's about 4 miles after you have turned onto Golden Gate Canyon Rd. Go about 8 miles on Crawford Gulch Rd (it turns into Drew Hill Rd) and the entrance to the trail head will be on your right. The road will turn to gravel..just keep going. Get your day pass and continue on the road in, there is a little parking lot right as you turn in but I suggest you drive in further as there's a closer parking lot to the trail head and bathrooms. I suggest you start walking the loop by going straight behind the bathrooms. This will give you a better view as you are descending. It's kind of boring the first mile or so, you will be walking through fields and it can get warm if it's sunny out. But you eventually will go into a deciduous forest, then along the stream and then into a pine forest where you will reach the top (we did not go to Windy Peak per the other reviewers.) Beautiful views as you descend. Towards the end you will walk through more fields. It took us a little over 3 hours and we took one 10 min break. Great hike!!

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Several trails so you can combine. The old Tallman ranch site is cool. Nice views. Decent elevations. Some parts of the trail is single file.

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Started on Mt. Lion up to Windy Peak, then took Burrow back down to Not Creek lot. It's pretty shaded about a mile in and a slow steady climb to the WP summit.(9200') Great views.

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Serene if you catch this hike during wildflower season.

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