Mount Galbraith Park

Golden, Colorado 80403

Mount Galbraith Park

Mount Galbraith Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 Reviews

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4/16/2011
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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Dec 2018