Golden Cliffs Trail

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Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking, Scrambling
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
class 2 walk-up

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Golden Cliffs Trail
Created On: Dec 20, 2003
Last Edited On: Jun 10, 2006

Approach

Start from the Golden Cliffs parking lot (see main description).

Leave the lot by the obvious trail which soon begins switchbacking to under the cliffs. It is .5 miles and 460 ft to the base of the cliffs.

Route Description

A bit longer section of...

At the base of the cliff, go left (west) until you reach a cleft in the cliff band that allows easy access to the top. Once at the top head to the visual highpoint which is the actual highpoint. Isn't that nice? Along the way you will pass an old quarry.

There is a jeep track that you can follow most of the way.

Expect 45-50 minutes to reach the summit from the parking lot.

Depending on where you cross the cliff, 3rd, 4th, and 5th class variations are possible.

Essential Gear

Nothing more than you would usually carry for a 2 hour hike close to home. Of course why not bring your climbing gear and stay awhile?