Apex Out-and-Back

Denver, Colorado

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The run up and back down the Apex Trail is the most straightforward found at the park. From the trailhead, it follows a seasonal creek as it winds up through the foothills, and reaches its terminus at Lookout Mountain Road. The first part of the run is a bit rocky, with a few technical sections. At just over the half-mile mark, the Pick N’ Sledge Trail branches off to the right. Continue up the Apex Trail as it follows the creek through shaded sections. After 1.5 miles the steep switchbacks of Sluicebox Trail climb the hill to the right as the Apex Trail briefly passes through an open section with tall willows.
Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

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Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

by Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones (Falcon Guides)

The run up and back down the Apex Trail is the most straightforward found at the park. From the trailhead, it follows a seasonal creek as it winds up through the foothills, and reaches its terminus at Lookout Mountain Road. The first part of the run is a bit rocky, with a few technical sections. At just over the half-mile mark, the Pick N’ Sledge Trail branches off to the right. Continue up the Apex Trail as it follows the creek through shaded sections. After 1.5 miles the steep switchbacks of Sluicebox Trail climb the hill to the right as the Apex Trail briefly passes through an open section with tall willows.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Denver
Distance: 5.7
Elevation Gain: 1,207 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 45-120 minutes
Season: Spring and fall
Additional Use: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: jeffco.us/open-space/parks/apex-park
Driving Directions: Directions to Apex Out-and-Back

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