Windy Peak Trail

Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado

Elevation Gain273ft
Trailhead Elevation8,867ft
Elevation Min/Max8867/9138ft
Elevation Start/End8867/8867ft

Windy Peak Trail

Windy Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Golden Gate Canyon State Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 8,867 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 273 feet. This trail connects with the following: Burro Trail.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Ania Savage
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"Although no gold was found in what is today Golden Gate Canyon State Park, the Golden Gate Canyon Road was built to reach the gold bonanza camps in Black Hawk and Central City, southwest of here. In subsequent decades, the land was used for farming and ranching. The state began acquiring land for the park in 1960. Today, 14,000 acres of meadows, forests, and peaks offer a back-country hiking, backpacking, and camping getaway only 30 miles from Denver. A series of interconnected mountain trails make for a fresh experience on each visit. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are permitted and certain trails are restricted to hikers only. Your pet companion must be leashed." Read more

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This is my favorite trail at GCCSP. Its the perfect length for a last minute medium hike close to Denver Metro. There is a nice mix of open (sunny)areas and dense (dark) areas. On the weekends there is usually just enough people that you don't feel alone. I would imagine on the weekdays you might not see anyone.

It was sunny and mostly dry some snowy spots especially the peak. There was one spot where the creek ran over the trail and semi froze. I needed to go off trail and cross the creek a a different location.

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Trail Information

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Nearby City
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Black Hawk; Trails Illustrated Boulder, Golden
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Dec 2018