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aeromoeMt Zion Father's Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2017


Weekend trip to Denver to visit my older sister and we ended up driving up Mt. Zion. We'd done this drive on the Mother's Day weekend when I was up visiting her but I didn't entertain the thought of doing the hike...much as I wanted to. Since I was driving when we got to the Windy Saddle parking area I parked the car and told my sister I was going to hike the ridge and drop down to the "M" and then the roadway. I asked if she'd pick me up...no problem. I told her I'd be about a half hour or so. Actually took me 45 minutes from dropoff to pickup but it was worth it. The views were great and I took many photos along the way since I'm a shutterbug. The social trial is a nice hike although in many places there are lots of loose rocks so I recommend avoiding the loose rocks as well as wearing appropriate footwear. It was a great day for a quick Father's Day hike.
Posted Jun 19, 2017 2:07 pm

aeromoeMt. Zion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 1976


Disclaimer: The date is a guess but in the general timeframe.

I was living in Golden from 1975-1978 with a clear view of the
Front Range. I used to watch hang gliders launch off Mt. Zion regularly. My mom would take me up Lariat Loop Trail and I'd get out and hike around. I hiked the ridge line atop this mountain just once just because I wanted to see what was on the other side...it was a great view. I was always intrigued by the illuminated "M" and even fetched some discarded light bulbs from the area during that same era. I was in Denver these past two weekends (mid June 2016) and got some nice aerial photos of the area from the airliners I flew in. I wanted to have my sister take me up so I could hike the ridgeline again but it didn't happen either of these recent trips...I plan on doing it someday.
Posted Jun 22, 2016 12:23 am

belexesWindy Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2016


I wanted to hike up Chimney Gulch, but the lot was full, so I parked at Windy Saddle (I was lucky to get a spot there) and hiked around Lookout Mountain for a bit. I returned to Windy Saddle and hiked up to Zion from there. We've had a run of really nice weather the last few weeks, so there were plenty of hikers and bikers. There was still a little snow and ice in the shaded areas. Total distance was about 6.68 miles today.
Posted Mar 12, 2016 4:01 pm

Climbing JackW/ UN 7180  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Climbing Jack

Short and sweet.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 10:32 pm

OnagerChimney Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014


Fun hike from the lowest trailhead. Side trip up lookout as well.
Posted Jun 2, 2014 12:59 am

telemarkdudeQuick STop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2013


Was a nice stop after doing a hike in the Guanella Pass area.
Posted Nov 30, 2013 11:22 pm

Brian Kalet5 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

Brian Kalet

With Santa Fe Mountain, Colorow Hill, Lookout Mountain and 7180.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 4:43 pm

PeakbugMt Zion #13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013


Quick stroll up and along the ridge to enjoy the views of the canyon and the city.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 5:58 pm

rkymtnFrom Windy Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013


The second hike of the day for my wife and me. We enjoyed seeing Clear Creek Canyon from a different perspective and the ease of this quick ascent. We hit the 7,180' highpoint along the ridge as well.
Posted Feb 18, 2013 11:29 pm

SenadRThanksgiving hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012


Nice short hike, great views of Golden and Denver.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 2:37 pm

Boriss Andean7180 and Zion from Windy Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Boriss Andean

Hiked up to 7180 and then up to Mount Zion. Nice weather and views of the Golden area and other mountains to the west. Hard to find a parking spot in Memorial Day.

Hiked it after a quick visit to Buffalo Bill's grave. Great views from up there too, although too crowded.
Posted May 28, 2012 9:22 pm

DerekFreed7180 and Zion   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2012


Nice little hike. Enjoyed watching the para gliders zip near the summit. Nice views of Golden.
Posted Mar 29, 2012 11:53 pm

Sarah SimonFrom Windy Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012

Sarah Simon

This was the last peak of the day and all I could think about was a cold beer and some dinner! The winter sunlight was beautiful and the mountains were beautiful with a few fresh inches of snow (though the mixed conditions - ice, slush, snowpack, black-ice! - on the road were treacherous). Fun little outing!
Posted Jan 8, 2012 8:20 pm

redsplashman23Zion and 7180  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2011


Relaxing hike with great views in all directions.
Posted Nov 22, 2011 9:47 am

Jeremy HakesClose to home  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2008

Jeremy Hakes

Sure like living here.
Posted Jan 21, 2011 11:22 pm

noahs213Chimney Gulch Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2009


Very good training hike/trail running for preperation for other climbs. The view is really worth it on top.
Posted Mar 2, 2009 11:23 pm

big_gM  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009


took a quick walk to try out a new camera.
Posted Jan 31, 2009 10:26 pm

MattKAlong with 7180  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2008


Wife, dog and I.
Posted Dec 22, 2008 8:25 am

argothorZion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008


Hiked up from Lookout Mountain Road by the access to the parasail airport. Headed over the higher unnamed 7,180 feet peak southwest of Zion. Nice quick hike that took less than an hour near sunset. Nice views of Clear Creek Canyon and Golden.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 8:52 pm

belexesChimney Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


I started from the Chimney Gulch trailhead. There were not as many hikers and bikers on the trail as I had expected. It was a little cloudy and hazy on the way up, but it cleared up somewhat as the day progressed. I didn't see anyone at all heading up from Windy Saddle, but there were a few paragliders on either side of Mount Zion.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 5:21 pm

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