Eastern Mojave Vegetation Magpie Gulch Trail, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  From Magpie Gulch to Clear Creek.

Other articles:
• Iowa Street:   at Magpie Gulch Trl;  

Junction: Iowa Street

Other articles:
• Magpie Gulch Trail:  40000;  

 

 

 

The section above is a short segment that connects Iowa Street to the bridge over CO Highway 93.


The section below is a short segment that connects Canyon Point Circle to the beidge over CO Highway 93.

Other articles:
• Canyon Point Circle:   at Magpie Gulch Trl;  

Junction: Canyon Point Circle, turn right (south) to go around the circle to the Jefferson County Open Space Nightbird Gulch Trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, November 26th;
Full Size ImageSouth Table Mountain from the Magpie Gulch Trail
Full Size ImageNorth Table Mountain from the Magpie Gulch Trail  

View of Golden and South Table Mountain.

Other articles:
• Magpie Gulch Trail:  40000;  

 

 

 

The segment above connects Canyon Point Circle to the bridge over CO Highway 93.


Other articles:
• Magpie Gulch Trail:  Iowa Street branch;  Canyon Point Circle branch;  


Above here there are two branches of the trail, one that goes to Canyon Point Circle, and one that goes to Iowa Street.

Junction: Trail Branches

 

Bridge over CO Highway 93.

Other articles:
• Rubey Drive:  30300;  

Intersection: Rubey Drive, trail turns south along Rubey Drive.

Other articles:
• 5th Street:   at Rubey;  

Intersection:

  • 5th Street, to Washington Avenue, or N. Ford Street.
  • Rubey Drive, past Mitchell School to Iowa Street.
  • High Point Drive, into the condos.

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   1 Sep 2020;

Locations: Golden. New Loveland Mine Park.
Full Size ImageInformational sign at New Loveland Mine Park.  

New Loveland Mine Park

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Moonrise at New Loveland Mine Park.
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Moonrise at New Loveland Mine Park.
 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   1 Apr 2024;
Full Size ImageLower end of social trail to High Point Drive.
Full Size ImageLower end of social trail to High Point Drive.  

Social trail to High Point Drive

Literature Cited:
- Primack, Richard B., and Carina Terry, 2021.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   10 Sep 2023;   14 Feb 2024;   26 Feb 2024;
Full Size ImageUpper end of the shortcut social trail.  

Shortcut social trail down

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Upper end of the shortcut trail.
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A walker on the social trail, calling to her dog that is off-leash in the yard at right center.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Oct 2023;
Full Size ImageThe new Coors mural and Castle Rock from New Loveland Mine Park.  

Trail junction at southeast section of lawn.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   27 Mar 2024;
Full Size ImageSouth end of the shortcut social trail.  

Lower end of shortcut social trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   27 Mar 2024;   1 Apr 2024;
Full Size ImageJunction of social trails with Magpie Gulch Trail.
Full Size ImageSocial trail to Canyon View Drive.  

Social trail to Cyn Vw Dr.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   11 Nov 2021;   18 Dec 2021;   1 Apr 2024;
Full Size ImageWork on the surge pond.
Full Size ImageSurge pond completed.  

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Surge pond at 2+ years.
 
 

Stairs down to bridge

Other articles:
• Trail to Parkview Court:   at Magpie Gl Trl;  

Junction: Social trail to Parkview Court

 

Hairpin turn

 

Bottom of Stairs

 

Bridge over CO Highway 58

Other articles:
• 8th Street:   at Magpie Trl N;  

Intersection: 8th Street

Other articles:
• Church Ditch:  15000;  

Cross Church Ditch on 8th Street

Other articles:
• 8th Street:   at trail;  

Junction: 8th Street, east to the Community Center and Washington Avenue

 

Golden Community Garden

 

Bridge to the Eddy Hotel.

Locations: Magpie Gulch.  

Conduit for Mapgie Gulch is under the Mapgie Gulch Trail.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   at Magpie Gl Trl;  

Junction: Clear Creek Trail, Peaks to Plains Trail

If you have a question or a comment you may write to me at: tas4@schweich.com I sometimes post interesting questions in my FAQ, but I never disclose your full name or address.  


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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/16/2024 11:44:34 AM