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.

Type: Greenway
Length: 3.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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

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).


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Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 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



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