GOLDEN HIKING

Apex Trail

Apex Trail

Directions

121 Heritage Road, Golden, CO 80401

Access the trial via the lower Heritage Square parking lot off of Heritage Road (Highway 93).

Parking

A parking lot is located at Heritage Square near the trail head. Street parking is also available.

Difficulty

This is a moderate difficulty hiking trail.

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

Biking is one-way on odd numbered days.

description

Apex Trail is in the Jefferson County trail system, and the eastern access is in the City of Golden. The trail is 2.3 miles long gaining up to 1,500 feet in elevation. There are exposed steep trails at time with views of Denver and Golden.

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