Travois Trail—Centennial Cone Park

Golden, Colorado

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Enjoy this upside-down hike across grassland and knolls to an overlook into Clear Creek Canyon. The trail loses elevation to the overlook, with one climb up to a rocky outlook on the way. Aptly named, Centennial Cone has long been a landmark on the way to hunting grounds and mining camps. Native Americans held celebrations here, and later ranchers grazed their cattle during winter. Je?erson County now preserves and manages the land for elk habitat and human recreation.

Travois Trail—Centennial Cone Park Professional Review and Guide

"Enjoy this upside-down hike across grassland and knolls to an overlook into Clear Creek Canyon. The trail loses elevation to the overlook, with one climb up to a rocky outlook on the way.

Aptly named, Centennial Cone has long been a landmark on the way to hunting grounds and mining camps. Native Americans held celebrations here, and later ranchers grazed their cattle during winter. Je?erson County now preserves and manages the land for elk habitat and human recreation."

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Golden
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 710 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.75 to 3.5 hours
Season: Best April through November. Elk Range Trail is closed seasonally (typically Feb through mid-June) for elk calving.
Local Contacts: Jefferson County Open Space, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden; 303-271-5925; jeffco.us/open-space
Local Maps: USGS Evergreen, Ralston Buttes; National Geographic Trails Illustrated 100 Boulder/Golden
Driving Directions: Directions to Travois Trail—Centennial Cone Park

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