Gap Road Access to Tremont Mountain, Thorodin Mountain, Starr Peak, and Sheepshead.
The Gap Road Access to Tremont Mountain, Thorodin Mountain, Starr Peak, and Sheepshead resides in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado.
From the intersection of Highway 93 and Highway 72 (approximately 8 miles south of Boulder and 7 miles north of Golden), head west on Highway 72 for 6.8 miles to Twin Spruce Road. Signs for Golden Gate Canyon State Park will be here. Turn left (southwest) onto Twin Spruce Road. As you follow Twin Spruce Road west, its name will change to Gap Road. After 4.8 miles you will reach the entrance to Golden Gate Canyon State Park where a self-service pay station allows you to pay your fee to enter the park. The road turns into a well-maintained dirt road at this point. Approximately 2.3 miles from the entrance to Golden Gate Canyon State Park there will be a small parking area on the left side of the road. If this parking area is full, proceed for an additional 0.7 miles to Panorama Point.
Do not park on the shoulder of Gap Road nor in a small pullout on the right side of the road 0.2 miles beyond the parking area described on this page. Doing so will likely result in a parking ticket issued by the park staff which patrols the road.
Camping is not allowed at the trailhead; however, many pay camping areas exist along Gap Road in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Neither drinking water nor privies are available at the trailhead.
As of May 2010, a $6.00 fee is required to enter Golden Gate Canyon State Park.