Magpie 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.

Magpie Gulch Trail

Magpie Gulch is a group of trails that connect one of Golden’s newest developments along Highway 93 to neighborhood schools, the Golden Community Center and the downtown area.

Directions

Access the trail via Iowa Street west of State Highway 93, Washington Street near Quail Court, or Rubey Drive at Mitchell Elementary School.

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Parking

Street Parking

Difficulty

The trail is of moderate difficulty.

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

Keep bikes under control and at a safe speed.
Dogs should be leashed at all times and waste picked up.
Be respectful of residential neighborhoods and mind noise levels, especially after dark.
Clean up any trash and recyclables and place in designated bins.
Do not harass wildlife.
Keep out of native and sensitive areas, stick to designated trails.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited per city ordinance.

Maintenance

This trail is maintained by the City of Golden. We appreciate resident and visitor communication and feedback to ensure the Golden parks system remains safe and clean. To report maintenance concerns or damages, contact the Parks Department at (303) 384-8140.

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