Goat Mountain from Waterton Canyon

Goat Mountain (7,797′) is a great option to escape crowds while staying close to Denver. The lack of hiker/runner traffic is somewhat surprising given its proximity to the very well traveled Waterton Canyon.

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After about a mile up Waterton Canyon (South Platte Road), turn right underneath two large pipes.
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The trail is well-defined and you’ll find numerous cairns as well.
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Next you will pop out on a road above Lockheed (the road is closed to the public below).
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Pants or calf sleeves are highly recommended to avoid cuts from all the scrubs.
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You will continue on the ridge over several bumps. Here is the final approach.
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Summit Shot #1- Pike’s Peak is in the distance
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The summit provides great views of Chatfield Reservoir and Denver can be in the distance.

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