|Beaver Brook Creek with one of many small waterfalls|
Getting there: I started this hike in Genesee. Take I-70 West to the top of Lookout Mountain to the Chief Hosa exit #253 and turn right and right again onto dirt Stapleton Drive. Continue down the road approximately 1 mile to one of two parking lots. The closest lot is smaller with a pit toilet but it's farther from the start of the hiking trail. The second parking lot is farther down the dirt road, it is again small, there are no bathrooms but there is a trail sign and map.
|Views of Denver in the distance &; destination Lookout Mtn|
|At overlook past the trail intersection. BB Sign w/ mileage|
|Small waterfall about 2 miles from end|
At 4:45 I came around the corner and saw the parking lot and Josh waiting for me on the bench, he was also watching the sun setting over the mountains. We drove over the top of Lookout Mountain to I-70 and got my truck and then went home. I am glad I finally got to complete the entire 8.6 mile trail, it was a great back country experience close to Golden. Other hikes in the area you might like are Clear Creek Canyon hikes which are secluded with views into the canyon and Dakota Ridge a trail with amazing views and dinosaur tracks.
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