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    Apex Trail

    Apex Open Space Park, Colorado
    Distance2.8mi
    Elevation Gain1,710ft
    Trailhead Elevation6,165ft
    Top7,495ft
    Elevation Min/Max6165/7495ft
    Elevation Start/End6165/6165ft

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    Adventurer | 202 pts
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    5/6/2018
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    Wheat Ridge, CO
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    3/11/2010
    I tohught the scenery was beautiful, very little foot or bike traffic. very peaceful and well worth doing for anyone.
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    Morrison, CO
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    12/5/2009
    Great trail! Just long enough to feel like you got out and stretched your legs but not so long that you lose an entire day--if that's important to you. This would be a good family hike if your kiddos can handle the distance; the terrain isn't horribly challenging.
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    Denver, CO
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    8/16/2008
    This is a great uphill challenge, and a fun technical ride on the way down. The single track is well groomed with some rocky parts that might force some off their bikes. There are a ton of different trails but the ones at the top are worth the uphill to get to them. They have great views and a fast pace and provide a great downhill with technical and switchback challenges. Good ride and workout!
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    Golden, CO
    Adventurer | 320 pts
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    6/5/2007
    Red rocks trail is one of my favorites. The views are excellent and the red rocks are beautiful--lots of wild flowers too. It tends to be a bit crowded, but a great place to go that's not too far from the city.
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    Arvada, CO
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    5/12/2007
    I have been riding the Apex trail for quite a few years now, and still find it to be one of my favorite trails. The enchanted forest area is a great side trail to ride on. It can get crowded at times, but is still worth it. It is very technical at parts, but will make you a better rider if you ride it alot. I really like to ride up Chimney gulch trail in Golden and across the top and then down Apex. Makes a nice loop.
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    Lexington, KY
    Explorer | 21 pts
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    6/17/2004
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    Billings, MT
    Explorer | 21 pts
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    6/15/2004
    So far, this is my favorite ride in the Denver Area. It is moderatley difficult, but the downhill and enchanted forrest are awesome.
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    Denver, CO
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    2/6/2003
    There are so many great things about this trail: it's only a couple miles outside Denver, it's relatively short (ideal for after-work rides), it's challenging, and the people that frequent the trail are usually extremely helpful. This is a very technical trail...but that makes it great for practicing your technical skills! There are a few choices of trails within Apex Park which makes it nice for a "change-up" once in a while. I highly recommend checking out the "Enchanted Forest" in this trail system, as it is one of the most beatiful areas. Note, this is also has some extremely advanced sections and you have a pretty steep climb ahead of you to even get to it! Also be aware that this is near residences so there are a lot of hikers and pet owners. Please be a curteous trail-user!
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    Trail Information

    Apex Open Space Park
    Nearby City
    Apex Open Space Park
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Hiking, Mountain Biking
    Additional Use
    Jefferson County Open Space/Apex Park map
    Local Maps

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