6th Avenue 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.

6th Ave Trail

6th Avenue Trail is approximately 3.5 miles in length and provides a critical north-south access to the community along Highway 6. It also provides a connection to Clear Creek Trail and downtown Golden.

Please note: Due to the US 6 & 19th Street project, the 6th Avenue Trail will be partially closed from February 8, 2016 until construction is complete in late 2017. Please download the map below for information on the 6thAvenue trail detour. For more information on the construction project please visit our Linking Lookout pages.


Access the trail via the west end of Clear Creek Trail just past the Clear Creek RV Park or at 19th and 6th Avenue intersection.

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A parking lot is available at the Golden Community Center, across the street from the trailhead near the Clear Creek RV Park.


The trail is of moderate difficulty.  


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.


This trail is maintained by the City of GoldenWe 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
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