Darby's Top Reasons to Love this Hike:
- Just north of Golden, and only about 1.5 west into the canyon on Golden Gate Canyon Road. Try one of the two trails: Cedar Gulch Trail (1.3 miles) to Mount Galtbraith Loop (1.6 mile loop) around the 7260 ft. peak; or the Nightbird Gulch Trail (1.7 miles one way).
- Views of North and South Table Top Parks in Golden, and west to the Continental Divide.
- Keep an out out for elk, big horn sheep, birds, while you're hiking the rocky terrain. A copy of the trail is found here.
Distance: 4.6 miles of trails, break it up to your skill level.
Skill level: moderate to steep
Dogs off leash: no
Picnic tables: no
Directions: From Hwy 93, south of Hwy 72 and north of Hwy 6, turn west on Golden Gate Canyon Road. Go about 1.5 miles, entrance on highway. 21992 Golden Gate Canyon Road.