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Golden Gage Canyon s(u) -8730ft
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Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) -8210ft

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Golden Gate Pass -7750ft
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Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) -7540ft





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Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) -7500





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Co9 - I70 Morrison exit(sh) ~6400ft


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Rooney Rd(sh) ~6205ft



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Co8-Turkey Creek Dr(sh) -6160ft



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Dayrides with this point as highest point

COMPLETELY PAVED

P1: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) x2 , Golden Gate Pass x2: Out and back with lowest point at start of Clear Creek bike path at confluence with the South Platte <> Clear Creek bike path <> Golden <> Golden Gate Canyon summit(u) <>  low point on Ralston Creek Road: 75 miles with  5800 ft of climbing in 6:0 hours (r2:9.1.21) on a very windy, warm midwinter's day

PARTIALLY PAVED / UNPAVED

4000ft->4999ft min

C1-3: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Crawford Gulch Road s(u) , Golden Gate Pass: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) > Golden Gate Visitor Center > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > down Golden Gate Canyon > back to the starting point on Clear Creek bike path: 51.2miles with 4610ft of climbing in 4:29hrs (m2:11.5.26).

C1-4: same summit points: Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > Ralston Creek Trail west > Arvada Reservoir > Co93 south > 56th Ave west > Pine Ridge Rd(shp) > up Golden Gate Canyon Rd > Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > down Golden Gate Canyon > back to starting point on Clear Creek bike path: 58.1miles with 5010ft of climbing in 5:00hrs (m2:12.9.9)

C1-5: same summit points , additional out and back: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > up Golden Gate Canyon Rd > up Crawford Gulch Rd <> out and back to end of Thea Gulch Rd > Baby Doe Rd >> Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) > Golden Gate Visitor Center > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > down Golden Gate Canyon > back to the starting point on Clear Creek bike path: 52.7miles with 5220ft of climbing in 4:52hrs (m3:15.4.31).

C1-1: same summit points , additional out and back: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) > Golden Gate Visitor Center > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > down Golden Gate Canyon > back to the starting point with a few small detours including a lunch stop at White Ranch Park measured 57miles with 5400ft of climbing in 5:0hrs (m3:8.9.25).

-----------------no measured altitude gain--------------------------

C1-2: same summit points: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Crown Hill Park > Golden > Crawford Gulch Road s(u) > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > back to the starting point measured 56 miles in 4:4 hours (no measured altitude gain)  (m2:9.3.23)

6000ft->6999ft min
C2-1: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Crawford Gulch Road s(u) , Golden Gate Pass ,  I70 Morrison exit(sh), Rooney Rd(sh), short additional out and back: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Crawford Gulch Road s(u) > Golden Gate park visitor center <> out and back 2 miles towards PtP Hiway > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > Golden > Kinney Run Trail > I70 Morrison exit(sh) > Dinosaur Ridge > Rooney Road(sh) > back to starting point: 70 miles with 6200ft of climbing in 5:4 hours (VDO MC1.0 m3:10.3.2).

C2-2: same summit points:  Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Golden Gate Pass > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Park visitor center > Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) > Golden > Kinney Run Trail > I70 Morrison exit(sh) > Morrison > Rooney Rd(sh) back to starting point: 65.2 miles with 6300ft of climbing in 5:29hours (VDO MC1.0 r3:11.4.17).
Notes: on an extremely windy April day, partly with DFC

C2-3: same summit points: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Crawford Gulch Road s(u) > Golden Gate park visitor center > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > Golden > Co93/US6 bike path south > Heritage Rd south > I70 Morrison exit(sh) > Morrison > C470 bike path north > Rooney Rd(sh) > back to starting point on city streets: 67.0miles with 6400ft of climbing in 5:33hours (VDO MC1.0 m3:12.2.25)
Notes: route across Crawford Gulch s(u) is now mostly paved, except for short section on west side - windy February day

C4-1: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Belcher Hill(sh) , Crawford Gulch s(u) , Golden Gate Pass , I70-Morrison exit(sh) , Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Ridge Rd west > Van Bibber Gulch Park trails west > Indiana St south with detours > Joyce St south > McEntire St south > Clear Creek Trail west > Golden > Kinney Run Trail north > up Golden Gate Canyon > Golden Gate Pass > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Crawford Gulch Rd east > Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) <> out and back to end of pavement on Belcher Hill Rd << Belcher Hill Rd(sh) > Crawford Gulch Rd east > down Golden Gate Canyon Rd > Golden > Kinney Run Trail south > I70-Morrison exit(sh) with detour > Dinosaur Ridge west to east > C470 trail north > US6 - C470 bike trail(shp) > Colorado Mills Pkwy east > Applewood area > city streets/ Clear Creek path back to starting point: 70.0miles with 6960ft of climbing in 6:28hrs (garmin etrex30 r4:17.3.8)

7000ft ->7999ft min
C6: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Crawford Gulch s(u) , Golden Gate Pass , Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) : Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Van Bibber Park trails west > 55th Dr west > 52nd Ave west > Clear Creek Trail west >  Golden > up Golden Gate Canyon Rd > Crawford Gulch s(u) > Golden Gate Visitor Center > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden > Turkey Run Trail south > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek Trail east back to starting point: 70.2miles with 7030ft of climbing in 6:28hrs (garmin etrex30 m5:18.5.18)
Notes: route determined by rain or absence therof - testride with the Giant after fork and brake rebuild

C5: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Crawford Gulch s(u) , Golden Gate Pass , Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) , Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) : Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > Van Bibber Park trails west > 55th Dr west > 52nd Ave west > Clear Creek Trail west >  Golden > up Golden Gate Canyon Rd > Golden Gate Pass > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Park visitor center > Crawford Gulch s(u) > Golden > Co93 south > US6 trail south > up Lookout Mtn Rd > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > up Paradise Dr > Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek Trail east back to starting point: 70.3miles with 7330ft of climbing in 6:20hrs (garmin etrex30 r4:18.4.4).

C3: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Crawford Gulch s(u) , Golden Gate Pass , I70-Morrison exit(sh) , Rooney Rd(sh) , Co8-Turkey Creek Dr(sh) , additional out and back : Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) > city streets/ Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > up Golden Gate Canyon Rd > Golden Gate Pass > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Park visitor center <> out and back to jct Golden Gate Rd - Mountain Base Rd >> Crawford Gulch s(u) > Golden > Kinney Run Trail south > Co9-I70 Morrison exit(sh) > Morrison > Co8 south > Co8-Turkey Creek Dr(sh) > down Turkey Creek Dr > C470 bike path north > Rooney Rd(sh): 71.7miles with 7780ft of climbing in 5:56hrs (Vetta 100A r2:13.1.23).

PARTIALLY PAVED / UNPAVED / SINGLE TRACK

S2: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) x2 , Golden Gate Pass x2 , additional out and back: out and back ride with a few variations on the way back: Arvada (apr: jct: Wadsworth - I70) <> Clear Creek bike path/ city streets west <> Golden <> Golden Gate Pass <> Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > eastern part of Blue Grouse Trail < on way back western part of Grouse Trail and lower part of Mountain Base Rd <> up Mule Deer Trail to turnaround point past jct with Black Bear Trail: 5730ft of climbing over 57.0milesin 5:43hours on a windy April day with still a little snow on the upper trails.: (VDO MC1.0 m3:11.4.5).

S1: Golden Gate Canyon s(u) , Crawford Gulch Rd s(u) , Golden Gate Pass : Arvada (apr jct. Wadsworth-I25) > Clear Creek bike path west > Crawford Gulch to top entrance at White Ranch Park > a loop around the park on Sawmill and Rawhide Trails, then back to > Crawford Gulch rd s(u) > Golden Gate Canyon s(u) > Golden Gate Pass > back to starting point measured 60 miles with 6100ft of climbing in 5:8 hours, using a VDO MC1.0 (m4:9.2.26).

Dayrides with this point as an intermediate summit (or summit of equal elevation but lesser surface) are on pages:

Gap Road s(u)

Peak to Peak Highway m15.3 s(u)
Virginia Canyon s(u)
Mountain Base Road (sh)
Smith Hill Road (sh)
Mountain Lion Trail (sh)