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Great first hike of the season!

This trail is kindof hidden. More than a mile in, look for the two huge tan water pipes that go over the main Waterton Canyon Trail. On your right hand side you will see a trail that goes up underneath the pipes. That is the trail to Goat Mountain. There are many false summits on this trail, so just when you think you're about there, you go back down and up to another peak. Keep a close eye out for cairn rock markers as the trail is very hidden and even those are few and far between in parts. The trail is almost non-existent in parts and it's kindof a choose your own adventure in parts. I would actually suggest wearing pants even when it's hot out as the scrub oak is not forgiving and you do have to do some bushwhacking just to stay on the trail along with some bouldering. Rattlesnakes are abundant in the area, so be careful where you step and pay attention. You'll know you've reached Goat Mountain as it has a metal pole on top of it. There is also a log book you can sign inside a clear mason jar next to the pole. It took us about 5.5 hrs to hike, but we did take breaks and ate lunch up there. Still a demanding hike, not much shade, but beautiful views all around. Only saw 1 other person the whole day on the trail, so it's less traveled which we enjoyed. I'd do it again!

2 days ago

Good, moderate trail. Didn't quite make it to the top because of a time restriction but nice views along the way. Go earlier in the day. We got there at 2:00 but had to wait in a line of about 5 cars to enter park. When one car left, a car was allowed in . . .

2 days ago

This is a very gradual incline heading up to a great view of the park and Denver. There is a lot of foot traffic on the trail. I would think twice about hiking this trail if there is melting snow on the ground, as the trail is a natural run-off, and you will be hiking through lots of mud and running water.

Not much more than a short walk through very pretty rock formations. Expect to see a lot of folks on the trail.

Recently moved to Denver. Walked to Plymouth Mountain Scenic View. Loved every minute of it. Will definitely do it again.

State Park. Cost 7.00 to get in and park. Was a nice hike this time of year. Lots to see, flowers are out.
Nice easy hike.

A really great and scenic hike. This loop is pretty easy and is stroller accessible. With that said, we probably won't be back because we can not bring our dog. Dogs are not allowed in Roxborough even on leash. We instead default to the Deer Creek Canyon Loop as our 'close to Denver' hike.

For being so close to the city, this is a fantastic hike. You have the option of cutting this in half and doing the first loop, which ends up being about 2.7 miles.

We've hiked this trail twice now and never encountered anything close to 'heavily trafficked' but that very well could be due to the time of year. We've even let the dog off the leash the second time and ran into no problems.

For us, this is a good quick hike near the city and something we'll probably do with visitors if we don't have time to do a full day hike elsewhere.