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Nightbird Gulch/Galbraith Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This is a moderately trafficked run that offers great views of the entire front range and the mountains!


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

80%

Runnable

7,191' 2,192 m

High

5,950' 1,813 m

Low

1,245' 380 m

Up

1,245' 379 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This trail offers an moderate-to-difficult terrain that is very runner friendly.

Need to Know

No restrooms at the trailhead. Parking can be difficult, so I would arrive as early as possible.

Description

Parking for this run is in a neighborhood. The Nightbird Gulch Trail faces the south side of the mountain so the sun can be intense in the day time hours. It is a little longer than the Cedar Gulch Trail, but offers more views of downtown Denver and the surrounding front range.

Flora & Fauna

Be careful of rattlesnakes!

Shared By:

Justin Pearson

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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  3.8 from 5 votes
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Looking toward Golden, CO
Jun 15, 2015 near Golden, CO
Views!
May 18, 2022 near Golden, CO
Very enjoyable downhill!
May 18, 2022 near Golden, CO
Overview of the front range
Apr 12, 2020 near Golden, CO
View looking north.
Nov 24, 2019 near Golden, CO
There's a tiny bit of forest right before you come upon the Mt. Galbraith Loop intersection.
Nov 24, 2019 near Golden, CO

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Oct 29, 2021
D L
Pretty Rocky trail and not that easy to run on, but nice to finally get on this one 5mi — 1h 03m
Feb 6, 2021
Stephanie Butzer
Trail is almost 5 miles exact. 5mi — 1h 00m
Jan 22, 2021
Laura N
5.2mi
Jan 1, 2021
Laura N
Aug 27, 2020
Matt H
10.5mi