Enjoy spectacular views from the upper slopes of Mount Galbraith.

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Difficult

Description

The Mount Galbraith Loop trail provides spectacular views of the nearby mountains and the cities of Golden and Denver below as it circumnavigates the eponymous mountaintop.

The most popular way to reach this superb trail is by climbing the well-built but steep Cedar Gulch trail. The Cedar Gulch trail begins by running along a stream before quickly ascending the mountainside.

It works its way uphill along a well-built bench, winding in and out of the narrow valleys dissecting the mountainside. From the upper loop trail, hikers will enjoy incredible views of the surrounding area, along with the opportunity to spot beautiful wildflowers on the upper slopes of the mountain in the springtime, and possibly local wildlife. Intrepid hikers can also attempt to summit Mount Galbraith via a summit trail that bisects the loop. Sources: https://dayhikesneardenver.com/mt-galbraith-loop-cedar-gulch-trail/ https://www.theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/mount-galbraith-loop-via-cedar-gulch-trail