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Golden Gate Canyon State Park: Burro Trail plus Windy Peak

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Burro Trail plus Windy Peak

Area Denver
Park/Forest Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Trailhead Bridge Creek
Distance Roundtrip 6.2 Miles
Elevation Start 7860 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 1281 ft
Features Vista
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash

Description

A great hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The Burro Trail from Bridge Creek TH is a lollipop loop trail with a spur to Windy Peak. There are several parking areas near the trailhead. Assuming a clockwise direction- On the way up to Windy Peak there are a lot of switchbacks with some good views. You reach a leveling off point where thicker forest starts again and in awhile you will come to a junction for the trail to Windy Peak. This junction is about 2.6 miles from the Bridge Creek trailhead. There are great views from Windy Peak. Windy Peak lives up to its name. There can be extremely strong winds at the peak even if hiking on a pleasant day. Going back down the other side of the loop, there are great views of the valley below and you can even see the plains in the distance. You descend to a meadow area and the trail heads back to the start of the loop. This section can be confusing to navigate. Once back at the beginning of the loop, head back out the way you hiked in.




Directions info

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About 31 miles northwest of Denver, off of Drew Hill Rd

Links

Golden Gate Canyon State Park Trails Page

 

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