Chimney Gulch 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.

Chimney Gulch Trail

Chimney Gulch Trail is in the Jefferson County trail system and is connected to the Windy Saddle Trail and Park. The trail climbs to 2,000 feet in 2.5 miles from Highway 6 to the summit at Lookout Mountain Nature Center.

Directions

Access the trail via Lookout Mountain Road west of Highway 6 and roadside parking on Highway 6 eastbound from State Highway 58.

Parking

Roadside Parking.

Difficulty

The trail is moderate to advanced and passes through grass prairie and pine forest, crossing streams at several places. 

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

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

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa