Apex Trail

The City of Golden offers an extensive and interconnected trail system of 24 miles, providing diversity in both types of trail experience and destinations. Regional Trail connections provide a link to neighboring communities and open space.

Download the Golden Parks, Trails and Open Space Map pdf download for a full map of all the parks and trails within and surrounding Golden, or access the Golden Trailhead Google Map.

Apex Trail

Apex Trail is in the Jefferson County trail system, and the eastern access is in the City of Golden. The trail is 2.3 miles long gaining up to 1,500 feet in elevation. There are exposed steep trails at time with views of Denver and Golden.

Directions

Access the trial via the lower Heritage Square parking lot off of Heritage Road (Highway 93).

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Parking

A parking lot is located at Heritage Square near the trail head. Street parking is also available.

Difficulty

This is a moderate difficulty hiking trail.

Wildlife

The Front Range of Colorado touches three distinct ecosystems – grassland prairie, pinyon-ponderosa woodlands and montane – that support a rich variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Rabbit, hare, prairie dog, fox, coyote, badger, bobcat, mule deer, elk, black bear and mountain lion all call the Front Range their home.

Use of Trail

Bike Access: Yes

Biking is one-way on odd numbered days.

Please visit www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace for information on regional trails outside Golden City limits. 

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