Friday, September 11, 2015

Mount Falcon, Golden

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Altitude Year to Date Miles
9/11/2015 10.7 miles 5 hours 20 minutes 2,816' 6,031' - 7,852' 614.7

Trail Guide: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles, Denver and Boulder, or printed brochure at trailhead kiosk

Directions: We did a hike based on one in book

Nice hike with views of Denver, Red Rocks, mountains, and meadows. This trail gets a lot of use both by hikers, dog walkers, and bicyclists. It is rated difficult in the book. It has a long steady climb uphill, aided by switchbacks. There is a lot of sun exposure. This is rattlesnake territory. This is the second hike we've been on in Colorado where a bicyclist has warned us about a rattlesnake on the trail. We never saw any.

Starting off on the switchbacked Castle Trail


Red Rocks

Remains of prior landowner's house 

Loved the view from the Meadow Trail

Fire tower

View next to the fire tower

Fire tower from below

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