Chimney Gulch Trail

HARD
#1 of 2 trails in Colorow Mountain Park
Chimney Gulch Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.9 miles 1630 feet Out & Back
birding hiking mountain biking nature trips snowshoeing walking forest views wild flowers wildlife
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Sarada Krishnan
27 minutes ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Wonderful trail

Sarada Krishnan
27 minutes ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Nikki Smith
43 minutes ago

11 Completed9 Reviews

Allison Kush
4 hours ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Hiked this with my girlfriends today (Memorial Day.) it was a super fun trail! we ended up taking the connector trail up to Lookout. Couple of things we noted: 1) it was super busy. being a holiday, everyone was out and about but this trail became super jam packed with hikers and mountain bikers a little later. I would hit this trail earlier in the day (before 9am to help cut down on traffic.) 2)parking was atrocious. we ended up parking on the backside of the School of mines and doing the additional .5 miles under the bridge to the trail (this was pretty, right next to the river and shaded.) 3)people were rude and did not follow trail etiquette regarding passing; so keep your ears out for bikers and runners behind you.
in all, this was an enjoyable hike.

Nikki Smith
17 days ago

11 Completed9 Reviews

Cool view at the top

Alisha Aspeland
1 month ago

19 Completed4 Reviews

We were a bit slow to start, trying to find where the trail started. We ended up starting the trail right off of Lookout Mountain Rd. Parking is very tight right off that road, yon need to be careful of the cyclist and other cars. But once we got going..it was nice. It's a rocky trail for some of the way. we passed by an old car that must have missed it's corner at the top..:( you go over a couple of cute little bridges, into a nice wooded area. Reminded me of Washington State. We also saw a fox running around in a little open field.

Alexa Ashmore
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Sean Campbell
1 month ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Overall not a difficult hike but worth a little effort. There are more difficult trails out there but this one will get your heart racing if you trail run it.

Minus two points for easy access by the general public, who leaves garbage and blares music taking away from the peacefulness of the nature. Leave the portable speakers and home, folks.

Srikanth Ranga
1 month ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Emily Skoda
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Bill Valoris
3 months ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

good views for what is a pretty moderate hike. not too strenuous but a good workout. crazy warm for the end of feb.

Lauren Kumm
4 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike with decent incline. Beware of the afternoon mud as the snow is melting! I had good hiking shoes but my friends sneakers were filled with mud. Very fun though!

Jessica Missun
6 months ago

32 Completed11 Reviews

Tara Cristina
7 months ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

This is a nice hike of you don't have a lot of time to drive into the mountains. It took about two hours round trip. We started at 7:30am on a Sunday and there was one car in the lot- by 9:30 there were 15-20, mostly cyclists and runners. Nice scenery at the top, nothing spectacular as far as a view or challenge.

Neil Fancher
8 months ago

16 Completed4 Reviews

Neil Fancher
8 months ago

16 Completed4 Reviews

Not an escape from civilization, for sure. Pretty views west once past Windy Saddle. Good workout.

Becky Davidson
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Kristen Beck
9 months ago

11 Completed6 Reviews

This is a 5 mi trail right off of Hwy 6. It's 2.5 mi up Lookout Mt and while all of the reviews say it is steep and difficult, I actually found it fairly easy and a very pleasant hike with excellent views at the top. It took me just under an hour to get to the top, at a pretty easy pace and then 30 mins to get down. Great fun hike!

Ari Hy
9 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Michelle Nichols
9 months ago

35 Completed2 Reviews