Directions: From Denver take I-70 to C470 east. Exit Alameda Parkway turn left and head east. Start from either the Florida or Utah Trailheads along Alameda Parkway, however since these parking areas fill up quickly on the weekends, you can start from the trailhead at the intersection of Alameda Parkway and Bear Creek Blvd. There is only a small parking area for this trailhead and it does not have an official name, but it is the trail access just after the Forsberg Park trailhead.
DUE TO RECENT CHANGES AT THE PARK, THIS TRAILHEAD MAY NO LONGER BE ACCESSIBLE. USE TRAILHEAD AT UTAH STREET INSTEAD.(SEE MAP LINK ABOVE)
From the trailhead start heading north on the access trail and make a right onto the Green Mountain Trail at the 4 way intersection. Follow the Green Mountain Trail to the Hayden Trail uphill from the Utah Parking lot and turn left heading up to the top of Green Mountain.
The trail is very popular, but it also highly scenic. Follow the trail up the south side of the mountain, cross behind a tree-lined gully and eventually you will pop up on the top of Green Mountain where the Hayden Trail meets the Green Mountain Trail. Make a sharp right and head towards the Radio Tower. At the Radio Tower, continue on the Green Mountain Trail by bearing right when it meets the Summit Loop. Follow the Green Mountain Trail down a gully to the Florida Parking lot. Cross the lot and pick p the trail again on the west side of the lot. The trail will continue to the junction with the Hayden trail and continue straight back to the access trail and the unnamed trailhead.
This is the most popular part of the park but it is also the quickest way up to the top of Green Mountain.
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- HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT
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- INTERACTIVE MAP
Hayden > Green Mountain Loop
William F. Hayden Park at Green Mountain
Date Hiked: January 4, 2013
Distance: 5.13 mi
Elevation Gain: 732ft
Elevation Min/Max: 6,023 to 6,762ft
Managing Agency: Lakewood Parks