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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Great place close to the front range!

Recommended Routes in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 5

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Favorite Conquering Mountain Lion Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mountain Lion Trail

6.9 mi 11.1 km 1,531' Up 466.54 m Up 1,509' Down 459.94 m Down

Coal Creek, CO
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Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Golden Gate Canyon State Park Loop

13.2 mi 21.3 km 2,232' Up 680.38 m Up 2,230' Down 679.67 m Down

Coal Creek, CO
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Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Black Bear - Horseshoe Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km 1,195' Up 364.29 m Up 1,187' Down 361.9 m Down

Coal Creek, CO
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Favorite Near the end you'll be rewarded with a great view of the ridge you climbed at the beginning.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mule Deer and Coyote Trail Loop

5.7 mi 9.2 km 871' Up 265.55 m Up 839' Down 255.63 m Down

Central…, CO
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Golden Gate Canyon State Park Hiking

  • 30 Miles 48 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 14

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9.1 mi 14.7 km #1Mule Deer Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Central City, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Central City, CO 32 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Black Bear Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO 12 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #3Burro Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 21 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Racoon Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 17 
1.8 mi 3.0 km #5Horseshoe Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 13 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #6Horseshoe Trail Alternate
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7Coyote Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Windy Peak Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
2.8 mi 4.6 km #9Snowshoe Hare Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Mule Deer Trail - Alternate
Intermediate Intermediate
Central City, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Central City, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Horseshoe Connector Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
0.4 mi 0.7 km #12Rim Meadow Connector
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #13Buffalo Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO

Photos of Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 35

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Conquering Mountain Lion Trail
Feb 18, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Views
Apr 4, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Some of the most panoramic views of the Continental Divide are east of Panorama Point.
Sep 17, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Near the end you'll be rewarded with a great view of the ridge you climbed at the beginning.
Sep 17, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Beautiful views are seen  as soon as you gain a bit of elevation. (Picture taken after doing first mile - clockwise run)
Apr 21, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO
Mountain Lake along side Mountain Lion Trail.
Apr 21, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO
Beautiful rock formations near Deer Creek
Apr 21, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO
Dude's Fishing Hole
Mar 17, 2020 near Coal Creek, CO

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