These are the routes that make up Golden Hell Week. Run them in any order, at any time during the 5 days. Make sure to follow the routes as closely as possible.
Study these routes closely and consider navigating the routes with the GPX file to remove uncertainty.
Apex Mountain Park
Check out this awesome new route that will get your lungs pumping. We suggest running this one at sunrise.
Start in the parking lot. Head up Argos Trail to Pick N Sledge/Grubstake loop and run it clockwise. This means you stay on Pick N Sledge as long as you can until it turns into Grubstake. You'll pass the first Grubstake trail to stay on Pick N Sledge.
Mt. Galbraith via Nightbird Gulch
For your safety, this route does not include a hwy 93 crossing. Start at the corner of North Washington and Hwy 93, across Hwy 93 from Cannonball Brewing. Run west on Washington St. and turn right on Canyon Point Circle. Run until you get to Nightbird Gulch Trailhead. Continue up Galbraith and run the loop COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Head back down Nightbird Gulch and retrace your steps to get back to Cannonball Brewing.
South Table Mountain
This is a whole new take on Castle Rock. Lay down your fastest average splits on this route.
Start at Coda Brewing and head West on 11th St, North on Orchard, West on 13th, North on Pike, West on W 14th Ave and North on Quaker St. Head West on Golden Hills Road, do not take the dirt road. Hop on the trail closest to that dirt road and follow most obvious trails to Castle Rock. This is a straight out and back.
This run starts and ends at Mountain Toad. Start by heading south on Washington and turn right onto the Clear Creek Path and cross the pedestrian bridge before going under HWY 6. Take Chimney Gulch on the right and head straight up to Windy Saddle and come back down the same way.
North Table Mountain
Starts and ends at New Terrain Brewing Company. Follow the dirt path between the archery club and the Golden Bike Park. Cross Easley Rd and start up Lithic Trail. Connect with North Table Loop trail and run to Cottonwood Canyon Trail. Head East on Mesa Top Trail to reconnect with North Table Loop and then retrace your steps from the Lithic Trail back to New Terrain!
Follow All Posted Detours
Golden Hell Week is about community. You will not be penalized for obeying all Jeffco Rules and Golden City laws.