Eastern Mojave Vegetation Lubahn Trail (northern segment of loop), Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Northern segment of trail from 18th and Belvedere to top of South Table Mountain. This segment has also been called the Sleeping Elk Trail. GoogleEarth names this the Sleeping Elk Trail.

Other articles:
• Lubahn Trail (South Loop):   map;
• Olivine Trail:   map;

Locations: South Table Mountain.
Full Size ImageLubahn and Olivine Trails.  


Other articles:
• Lubahn Trail (South Loop):   at LTS;  

Junction: Lubahn Trail (southern segment of loop), South Table Mountain Trail, Golden Summit Trail. This looks like an old road to Castle Rock.
  Junction: spur, (use trail?) to Castle Rock.

Other articles:
• Old Quarry Trail:   at w. end;  

Rim of South Table Mountain.


Other articles:
• 19th Street:   above the street;
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;
Full Size ImageFluvial deposits of the Denver Formation.
Full Size Image19th Street from rim of South Table Mountain  

View of fluvial deposits of Denver Formation across gulch.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  19 Oct 2019;
Full Size ImageCastle Rock
Full Size ImageView from Lubahn Trail.  


Other articles:
• Lubahn Spur:   at Lubahn N;  

Junction: Lubahn Spur, this trail passes below outcrop of Denver Formation, and then joins with the southern segment to the Lubahn Trail.

I think it is possible that Jack Lubahn intended this to be part of the loop, staying within the City of Golde parcels without entering private property.

  Switchback, southern most point of trail

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;
Full Size ImageMemorial Plaque for Jack D. Lubahn  

“In memory of CSM Professor Jack D. Lubahn, May 4, 1917 - Aug. 8, 1981, Who built this trail from 1967 to 1974.”

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  19 Oct 2019;
Full Size ImageHikers driving their radio controlled cars down the Lubahn Trial.  


Other articles:
• 18th Street:   at Belvedere;
• Belvedere Street:   at trailhead;
• Golden Checklist Flora:   trl. hds.;
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;
Full Size ImageCastle Rock from Lubahn Trail trailhead
Full Size ImageLubahn Trail as seen from Mines.  

Trailhead: Belvedere Street, at 18th Street.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/17/2023 4:55:20 PM