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18. Mount Galbraith ParkMount Galbraith Park

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Caterpillar (Spurge Hawk-Moth) seen on Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Parking & Trailhead at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

View from Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Parking & Trailhead at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Parking & Trailhead at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Trailhead at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Wildflowers along Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

Photo of Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

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Location Map:

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Mount Galbraith Park MapMount Galbraith Park Map (Jeffco Open Space)

Access & Parking:

Trailhead: 21992 Golden Gate Canyon Rd, Golden, CO 80403

Acreage:

945 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Restrooms, Parking

Elevation:

Approx. 6000 ft. - 7200 ft.

Mount Galbraith Park

Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone

Weather forecast for Golden, Colorado:

Click for the latest Golden weather forecast.

Park Rules:

No camping.

Trails:

Total: 4.6 miles of trails.

Hiking Dogs On-Leash No Cycling No Horseback Riding

Trail Rules: Hikers & Dogs on Leashes. No Bikes or Horses.

Trail Comments:

- Cedar Gulch Trail - 1.3 miles.

- Nightbird Gulch Trail - 1.8 miles.

- Mount Galbraith Loop Trail - 1.6 miles; trail loops Mt. Galbraith at about 7000 ft.

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - More DifficultCedar Gulch Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultMt Galbraith Loop Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultNightbird Gulch Trail

See also: JCOS Trail Difficulty Ratings

Trail Etiquette: Be aware & expect other trail users. Use a friendly greeting to gain attention when passing. Pass on the left. Yield to traffic traveling uphill when possible. Step off the trail when you are on your cell phone. Read the JCOS guide: Trail Etiquette

Trail Connections to other Parks:

Nightbird Gulch Trail - connection to local roadways/neighborhood.

Features:

Tucker Gulch (Intermittent Stream)

Golden Eagle

Bighorn Sheep

Red-tailed Hawk

Scenic Views:

1. Views of Golden, North Table Mountain, South Table Mountain, & the Continental Divide.

2. Mount Galbraith Loop Trail - views in all directions from the top of Mount Galbraith.

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Bugs Click to see more photos of Mount Galbraith Park.

Photos:

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Cedar Gulch Trail at Mount Galbraith Park

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Plants at Mount Galbraith Park

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Bugs at Mount Galbraith Park

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Photos contributed by Rachel Powell

See photos of Mount Galbraith Park Jefferson County Open Space on Flickr Mount Galbraith Park (Jefferson County Photo Album)

History:

Jefferson County Open Space acquired 875 acres in 1995 through a land purchase from Brannan Sand & Gravel; another 80 acres was traded with O.R. Goltra in 1997; and Golden Properties LTD donated approx. 76 acres to Open Space in 1999. Read more about the History of Mount Galbraith Park & its surroundings: Mount Galbraith Park History

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

Mount Galbraith Park - backdrop below Mount Galbraith

76

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds


Links:

To ensure that you have the most current & accurate information regarding park closures, changes to rules & regulations, or any other changes to the parks or park systems call or visit Jefferson County Parks & Open Space online:

Mount Galbraith Park (at jeffco.us)

Jefferson County Open Space: 303.271.5925

Trails Hotline: 303.271.5975

Comments or suggestions for Jefferson County Open Space Staff? Submit them online through the Jeffco Open Space: Contact Form

Jefferson County website: jeffco.us

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