7.4 miles
Distance
1,884 ft
Climb
-1,428 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Enchanted/Apex gut is even days of the month only.

Detailed Description
Chimpex - Chimney to Enchanted to Apex is a 7 mile moderately popular expert route located near Golden Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 1,884 ft with a max elevation of 7,545 ft then descends -1,428 ft.
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66 Reviews & Comments

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NoahaoUrUp (Aug 28, 2022 at 11:08)
It’s rated single black but it’s certainly pushing double. Really techy. Need to take right lines or you’re very my going OTB. Tons of fun!
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NoahaoUrUp (Aug 28, 2022 at 11:08)
It’s rated single black but it’s certainly pushing double. Really techy. Need to take right lines or you’re very my going OTB. Tons of fun!
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NoahaoUrUp (Aug 28, 2022 at 11:08)
It’s rated single black but it’s certainly pushing double. Really techy. Need to take right lines or you’re very my going OTB. Tons of fun!
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NoahaoUrUp (Aug 28, 2022 at 11:08)
It’s rated single black but it’s certainly pushing double. Really techy. Need to take right lines or you’re very my going OTB. Tons of fun!
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NoahaoUrUp (Aug 28, 2022 at 11:08)
It’s rated single black but it’s certainly pushing double. Really techy. Need to take right lines or you’re very my going OTB. Tons of fun!
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NoahaoUrUp (Aug 28, 2022 at 11:08)
It’s rated single black but it’s certainly pushing double. Really techy. Need to take right lines or you’re very my going OTB. Tons of fun!
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:41)
Rode this going downhill and glad for it because climbing this would have been a no go for me. Seemed like it was pretty much rock garden all the way down. Good for practicing your tech skills, but yeah ... hang on tight and get ready for a workout.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:41)
Rode this going downhill and glad for it because climbing this would have been a no go for me. Seemed like it was pretty much rock garden all the way down. Good for practicing your tech skills, but yeah ... hang on tight and get ready for a workout.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:41)
Rode this going downhill and glad for it because climbing this would have been a no go for me. Seemed like it was pretty much rock garden all the way down. Good for practicing your tech skills, but yeah ... hang on tight and get ready for a workout.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:41)
Rode this going downhill and glad for it because climbing this would have been a no go for me. Seemed like it was pretty much rock garden all the way down. Good for practicing your tech skills, but yeah ... hang on tight and get ready for a workout.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:41)
Rode this going downhill and glad for it because climbing this would have been a no go for me. Seemed like it was pretty much rock garden all the way down. Good for practicing your tech skills, but yeah ... hang on tight and get ready for a workout.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:41)
Rode this going downhill and glad for it because climbing this would have been a no go for me. Seemed like it was pretty much rock garden all the way down. Good for practicing your tech skills, but yeah ... hang on tight and get ready for a workout.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:36)
First part is really nice through the wood ... the 2 punchy climbs were completely unwelcome to me as I had just spent 2 hours climbing to get up there. Was expecting this to be all downhill. Smile (my fault) The second part is lots of rock garden, but still fun.
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chuckmallott (Aug 5, 2022 at 6:36)
First part is really nice through the wood ... the 2 punchy climbs were completely unwelcome to me as I had just spent 2 hours climbing to get up there. Was expecting this to be all downhill. Smile (my fault) The second part is lots of rock garden, but still fun.
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:40)
Vmeh
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:40)
Vmeh
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:40)
Vmeh
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:40)
Vmeh
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:40)
Vmeh
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:40)
Vmeh
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:39)
Very overrated.
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Pkfire (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:39)
Very overrated.
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gregs22 (Dec 17, 2021 at 10:49)
One of the best trails in Golden but also one of the most popular. A rollercoaster ride through the trees with roots, rocks and berms. This trail basically has it all. It's borderline black not because the descending is especially hard or technical (there are a couple spots of chunk) but there are a couple of super punchy climbs with roots/rocks that you will probably be in the wrong gear for. This trail stays snowy/icy/muddy longer than most so check ahead.
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gregs22 (Dec 17, 2021 at 10:49)
One of the best trails in Golden but also one of the most popular. A rollercoaster ride through the trees with roots, rocks and berms. This trail basically has it all. It's borderline black not because the descending is especially hard or technical (there are a couple spots of chunk) but there are a couple of super punchy climbs with roots/rocks that you will probably be in the wrong gear for. This trail stays snowy/icy/muddy longer than most so check ahead.
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GeoffCB (Nov 22, 2021 at 16:17)
Great condition on enchanted forest and Apex. Lower Apex is chunky and eats derailleur if you’re bold and not careful.
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GeoffCB (Nov 22, 2021 at 16:17)
Great condition on enchanted forest and Apex. Lower Apex is chunky and eats derailleur if you’re bold and not careful.
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GeoffCB (Nov 22, 2021 at 16:17)
Great condition on enchanted forest and Apex. Lower Apex is chunky and eats derailleur if you’re bold and not careful.
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GeoffCB (Nov 22, 2021 at 16:17)
Great condition on enchanted forest and Apex. Lower Apex is chunky and eats derailleur if you’re bold and not careful.
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GeoffCB (Nov 22, 2021 at 16:17)
Great condition on enchanted forest and Apex. Lower Apex is chunky and eats derailleur if you’re bold and not careful.
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GeoffCB (Nov 22, 2021 at 16:17)
Great condition on enchanted forest and Apex. Lower Apex is chunky and eats derailleur if you’re bold and not careful.
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srstudent (Sep 15, 2020 at 20:28)
The management plan has changed and needs to be updated. This trail is downhill only, bike only on even calendar days and *no bikes uphill or downhill* on odd now.
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srstudent (Sep 15, 2020 at 20:28)
The management plan has changed and needs to be updated. This trail is downhill only, bike only on even calendar days and *no bikes uphill or downhill* on odd now.
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provin1327 (Sep 16, 2020 at 10:16)
An updated description with details about the new management plan has been submitted and is awaiting approval.
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provin1327 (Sep 16, 2020 at 10:16)
An updated description with details about the new management plan has been submitted and is awaiting approval.
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CCS414 (May 5, 2020 at 13:20)
Super fun trail that will satisfy the techy climber in you and also provide you with lots of speed and twisty bits on the downhill. Lots of hikers so be courteous.
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CCS414 (May 5, 2020 at 13:20)
Super fun trail that will satisfy the techy climber in you and also provide you with lots of speed and twisty bits on the downhill. Lots of hikers so be courteous.
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CCS414 (May 5, 2020 at 13:20)
Super fun trail that will satisfy the techy climber in you and also provide you with lots of speed and twisty bits on the downhill. Lots of hikers so be courteous.
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CCS414 (May 5, 2020 at 13:20)
Super fun trail that will satisfy the techy climber in you and also provide you with lots of speed and twisty bits on the downhill. Lots of hikers so be courteous.
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CCS414 (May 5, 2020 at 13:20)
Super fun trail that will satisfy the techy climber in you and also provide you with lots of speed and twisty bits on the downhill. Lots of hikers so be courteous.
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CCS414 (May 5, 2020 at 13:20)
Super fun trail that will satisfy the techy climber in you and also provide you with lots of speed and twisty bits on the downhill. Lots of hikers so be courteous.
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Ntbcz (Sep 25, 2019 at 12:11)
What's up with only being able to ride both Apex and Enchanted Forest uphill on odd days? It means that you cant do a loop up one and down the other. Alternate days would mean you can do a loop up one and down the other. Doesnt seem very well thought out.
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Ntbcz (Sep 25, 2019 at 12:11)
What's up with only being able to ride both Apex and Enchanted Forest uphill on odd days? It means that you cant do a loop up one and down the other. Alternate days would mean you can do a loop up one and down the other. Doesnt seem very well thought out.
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Ntbcz (Sep 25, 2019 at 12:11)
What's up with only being able to ride both Apex and Enchanted Forest uphill on odd days? It means that you cant do a loop up one and down the other. Alternate days would mean you can do a loop up one and down the other. Doesnt seem very well thought out.
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Ntbcz (Sep 25, 2019 at 12:11)
What's up with only being able to ride both Apex and Enchanted Forest uphill on odd days? It means that you cant do a loop up one and down the other. Alternate days would mean you can do a loop up one and down the other. Doesnt seem very well thought out.
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Ntbcz (Sep 25, 2019 at 12:11)
What's up with only being able to ride both Apex and Enchanted Forest uphill on odd days? It means that you cant do a loop up one and down the other. Alternate days would mean you can do a loop up one and down the other. Doesnt seem very well thought out.
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Ntbcz (Sep 25, 2019 at 12:11)
What's up with only being able to ride both Apex and Enchanted Forest uphill on odd days? It means that you cant do a loop up one and down the other. Alternate days would mean you can do a loop up one and down the other. Doesnt seem very well thought out.
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bocomtb (Oct 11, 2019 at 10:23)
Apex Trail is bi-directional between Sluicebox and Lookout Mountain Road on all days. So on odd days you can go up Enchanted and down Apex until Apex meets Sluicebox. That means there is a loop opportunity on upper Apex regardless of day.

Note: I am not justifying the BS that makes it okay for hikers to go anywhere on Apex at any time while riders have to navigate complicated rules or risk fines. Just trying to bring clarity to these poorly defined restrictions.
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bocomtb (Oct 11, 2019 at 10:23)
Apex Trail is bi-directional between Sluicebox and Lookout Mountain Road on all days. So on odd days you can go up Enchanted and down Apex until Apex meets Sluicebox. That means there is a loop opportunity on upper Apex regardless of day.

Note: I am not justifying the BS that makes it okay for hikers to go anywhere on Apex at any time while riders have to navigate complicated rules or risk fines. Just trying to bring clarity to these poorly defined restrictions.
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bocomtb (Oct 11, 2019 at 10:23)
Apex Trail is bi-directional between Sluicebox and Lookout Mountain Road on all days. So on odd days you can go up Enchanted and down Apex until Apex meets Sluicebox. That means there is a loop opportunity on upper Apex regardless of day.

Note: I am not justifying the BS that makes it okay for hikers to go anywhere on Apex at any time while riders have to navigate complicated rules or risk fines. Just trying to bring clarity to these poorly defined restrictions.
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bocomtb (Oct 11, 2019 at 10:23)
Apex Trail is bi-directional between Sluicebox and Lookout Mountain Road on all days. So on odd days you can go up Enchanted and down Apex until Apex meets Sluicebox. That means there is a loop opportunity on upper Apex regardless of day.

Note: I am not justifying the BS that makes it okay for hikers to go anywhere on Apex at any time while riders have to navigate complicated rules or risk fines. Just trying to bring clarity to these poorly defined restrictions.
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bocomtb (Oct 11, 2019 at 10:23)
Apex Trail is bi-directional between Sluicebox and Lookout Mountain Road on all days. So on odd days you can go up Enchanted and down Apex until Apex meets Sluicebox. That means there is a loop opportunity on upper Apex regardless of day.

Note: I am not justifying the BS that makes it okay for hikers to go anywhere on Apex at any time while riders have to navigate complicated rules or risk fines. Just trying to bring clarity to these poorly defined restrictions.
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bocomtb (Oct 11, 2019 at 10:23)
Apex Trail is bi-directional between Sluicebox and Lookout Mountain Road on all days. So on odd days you can go up Enchanted and down Apex until Apex meets Sluicebox. That means there is a loop opportunity on upper Apex regardless of day.

Note: I am not justifying the BS that makes it okay for hikers to go anywhere on Apex at any time while riders have to navigate complicated rules or risk fines. Just trying to bring clarity to these poorly defined restrictions.
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trentpaulk (Sep 4, 2019 at 11:44)
A blue trail with one section that’s maybe kinda black-ish. Also, what NorCalNomad said below.
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trentpaulk (Sep 4, 2019 at 11:44)
A blue trail with one section that’s maybe kinda black-ish. Also, what NorCalNomad said below.
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NorCalNomad (Aug 17, 2019 at 10:06)
Even though you CAN ride uphill on all days, this trail sucks to ride uphill on. And on even days you’re kinda blowing it for everyone who wants to go downhill.
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NorCalNomad (Aug 17, 2019 at 10:06)
Even though you CAN ride uphill on all days, this trail sucks to ride uphill on. And on even days you’re kinda blowing it for everyone who wants to go downhill.
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Jheub (Jun 22, 2019 at 11:47)
Pretty muddy, wet, lots of puddles. The rain last night/this morning did a number on it.
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Jheub (Jun 22, 2019 at 11:47)
Pretty muddy, wet, lots of puddles. The rain last night/this morning did a number on it.
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Iceman22k (Apr 5, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail half covered in ice/snow in some parts as of 4/4/19. Not bad if you are a black diamond rider. You will get muddy, ENJOY
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Iceman22k (Apr 5, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail half covered in ice/snow in some parts as of 4/4/19. Not bad if you are a black diamond rider. You will get muddy, ENJOY
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Iceman22k (Apr 5, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail half covered in ice/snow in some parts as of 4/4/19. Not bad if you are a black diamond rider. You will get muddy, ENJOY
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Iceman22k (Apr 5, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail half covered in ice/snow in some parts as of 4/4/19. Not bad if you are a black diamond rider. You will get muddy, ENJOY
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Iceman22k (Apr 5, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail half covered in ice/snow in some parts as of 4/4/19. Not bad if you are a black diamond rider. You will get muddy, ENJOY
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Iceman22k (Apr 5, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail half covered in ice/snow in some parts as of 4/4/19. Not bad if you are a black diamond rider. You will get muddy, ENJOY
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jfsport73 (Jun 29, 2017 at 11:33)
Cant go donw on odds day!!
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jfsport73 (Jun 29, 2017 at 11:33)
Cant go donw on odds day!!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    22
More Stats for Chimpex - Chimney to Enchanted to Apex mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    455 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,759 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,759 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,214 ft
  • Grade
    1.2%
  • Grade max
    -41.9%
  • Grade min
    76.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,064 ft
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