Eastern Mojave Vegetation Chimney Gulch Trail, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 From Clear Creek to Windy Saddle.

 

 

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Locations: Windy Saddle.
Full Size ImageThe entire top of South Table Mountain as seen from Windy Saddle  

Windy Saddle

Junction: Lookout Mountain Road, Lookout Mountain Trail
  Trail drops off the road.

Other articles: Field Notes 30 Oct 2014
Full Size ImageTwo Colorado noxious weeds growing together at Windy Saddle  

Dalmatian Toadflax and Myrtle Spurge, two Colorado noxious weeds, growing together.

Other articles: Field Notes 30 Oct 2014
Full Size ImageNear the top of Chimney Gulch  

Golden from near Windy Gap.
  Bridge over creek.
  Trail passes through forest.
  Viewpoint at switchback.

Other articles: Field Notes 30 Oct 2014
Full Size ImageLower bridge in Chimney Gulch  

Bridge over creek.

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Full Size ImageClimbing in Chimney Gulch  

View to Golden below.
  Cross small watercourse.

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Full Size ImageJuniperus scopulorum Sarg. (Rocky Mountain Juniper) in Chimney Gulch  

Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper.

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Full Size ImagePart of the Chimney Gulch Trail seen from the Buffalo Bill Museum.  

 

Other articles: Field Notes 30 Oct 2014

Locations: Chimney Gulch.
Full Size ImageClimbing in Chimney Gulch  

 

Other articles: Field Notes 30 Oct 2014
Full Size ImageChimney Gulch Trail just above Lookout Mountain Road.  

Switchbacks above Lookout Mountain Road.

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Cross Lookout Mountain Road.
  Trail up leaves driveway.
  Driveway for 1959 Mount Zion Drive.

Other articles: Field Notes 30 Oct 2014
Full Size ImageChimney Gulch Trail  

Trail down from driveway.

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Full Size ImageOutcrop of sedimentary rock in Chimney Gulch  

View of sedimentary outcrop in Chimney Gulch.

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Full Size ImageIntersection with the old trail.
Full Size ImageThe old closed trail used by mountain bikers and hikers.  

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Castle Rock from lower portion of Chimney Gulch Trail.
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North Golden from lower Chimney Gulch Trail
Junction with closed trail to Landing Zone, and social trail to Parfet Estates Drive. View of Castle Rock and North Golden.

Other articles: Field Notes Saturday, August 11th
Full Size ImageTypical trail widening on the upper part of a curve.  

High bank on the upper part of a curve. I measured 11 feet from the rock on the right to the highest bicycle tire track on the left, then another two feet up the base slope to the vegetation.

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Full Size ImageChimney Gulch Trail  

High bank on curve of Chimney Gulch Trail.
  Cross Welch Ditch. Social trails west into Clear Creek Canyon, or east.

Literature Cited:
- Hellmund Associates, 1998.

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Full Size ImageTrail widened to 9 feet.  

Trail widened to 9 feet as mountain bikers swing wide to avoid the rocks. Maximum incisement is nearly 2 feet.

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Full Size ImageTypical narrow cross-section of the Chimney Gulch Trail.
Full Size ImageRattlesnake on the Chimney Gulch Trail.  

Typical narrow cross-section of Chimney Gulch Trail. The trail here is 3 feet wide, a little less than a foot deep, and the trampled area at left is 4 feet wide.

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Locations: Landing Zone.  

Parking area on 6th Avenue (US Highway 6).
  Cross under 6th Avenue.

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Junction: 6th Avenue Trail

 

 

   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Hellmund Associates. 1998. Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind: A Handbook for Trail Planners. Denver, CO: Trails and Wildlife Task Force, Colorado State Parks, September, 1998. {TAS-pdf}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 11/7/2018 5:28:09 PM