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Apex Trail

Historically a wagon road for prospectors heading west, the natural surface multiple use Apex Trail rises from the outskirts of Golden, CO to the top of Lookout Mountain. Recent directional restrictions apply for bicycling, see park signage.

photo:  Photo by Xnatedawgx, wiki commons.

Length: 3.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Snowshoeing

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Location: Near Golden in Apex Park, joins Heritage Square Center to the top of Lookout Mountain.
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Jefferson
Longitude: -105.20968
Latitude: 39.7162

Driving Directions

Main trailhead is located in Golden, Colorado on the northeast corner of the Heritage Square parking lot (US Highway 40 and at County Road 93).

Description

Historically a wagon road for prospectors heading west, the natural surface multiple use Apex Trail rises from the outskirts of Golden, CO to the top of Lookout Mountain. Recent directional restrictions apply for bicycling, see park signage.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Gravel
Rock, boulders
Rock, smooth
Soil, compacted

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1978

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Kim Frederick
Trail Services Supervisor
Jefferson County Open Space Program
700 Jefferson County Parkway
Suite 100
Golden , CO 80401
(303) 271-5925

Information Contact:
Thea Rock
Manager of Public Information
Jefferson County Open Space, Colorado
700 Jefferson County Parkway
Suite 100
Golden, , CO 80401
(303) 271-5925

 

Photos

 Photo by Xnatedawgx, wiki commons.

Photo by Xnatedawgx, wiki commons.

Reviews

Apex Trail lollipop

Lollipop hike up the Apex Trail from Heritage Park (east trailhead) to Lookout Mtn Rd. Other half-loop of lollipop is Enchanted Forest Trl. Hike total approximately 6mi and 1300ft. Enjoyable, quaint trail despite mountain bikes and many other hikers. Trail is a steady climb up Lena (Apex) Gulch but not difficult for a Colorado hiker. Several other trails connect from Apex Trl for various combinations of loops, out-and-backs, or lollipops.

December 30, 2018

 

 

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