Mount Galbraith Park

Golden, Colorado

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Mount Galbraith is a close-to-town, hiker-only park with a pleasant trail through woods, shrubs, and open areas. You can see a long way from the southern ?ank of Mount Galbraith, which the trail encircles. With a lush riparian area, beautiful views in all directions, interesting rocky sections, forest, and green meadows, you get a lot of “bang” for your time. In the spring, colorful wild?owers and ?owering bushes invite you to hike, while a large elk herd roams nearby. Bighorn sheep and numerous songbirds also visit the park. Come again in the fall, when maple and ninebark leaves turn brilliant red.

Mount Galbraith Park Professional Review and Guide

"Mount Galbraith is a close-to-town, hiker-only park with a pleasant trail through woods, shrubs, and open areas. You can see a long way from the southern ?ank of Mount Galbraith, which the trail encircles.

With a lush riparian area, beautiful views in all directions,
interesting rocky sections, forest, and green meadows, you get a lot of “bang” for your time. In the spring, colorful wild?owers and ?owering bushes invite you to hike, while a
large elk herd roams nearby. Bighorn sheep and numerous songbirds also visit the park. Come again in the fall, when maple and ninebark leaves turn brilliant red."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Golden
Distance: 4.25
Elevation Gain: 970 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2.25 hours
Season: Best April through November. Open year-round, 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Jefferson County Open Space, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden; 303-271-5925; jeffco.us/open-space
Local Maps: USGS Ralston Buttes, Golden; National Geographic Trails Illustrated 100 Boulder/Golden
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Galbraith Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/16/2011
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Did this trail for the first time, as an evening hike with the family. There is a fair amount of scortch marks in the Nightgale Gulch from the March Clear Creek Canyon fire, but there are small white wildflowers that are already regenerating and blooming in the burn area. We were also treated to a small herd of white tail deer on their evening trek.



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May 2018