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29 mi 46 km of trail 6 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

Great place close to the front range!

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Recommended Routes in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 4

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Favorite Conquering Mountain Lion Trail
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
Favorite Some of the most panoramic views of the Continental Divide are east of Panorama Point.
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
Favorite Views
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Bear - Horseshoe Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km 1,199' Up 365.33 m Up 1,193' Down 363.59 m Down

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

Trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 11

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9.1 mi 14.7 km #1Mule Deer Trail
Intermediate
Central City, CO
Intermediate
Central City, CO 25 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Black Bear Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO 10 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #3Burro Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 19 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Racoon Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 11 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Coyote Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km #6Horseshoe Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 12 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #7Horseshoe Trail Alternate
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
2.8 mi 4.6 km #8Snowshoe Hare Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Mule Deer Trail - Alternate
Intermediate
Central City, CO
Intermediate
Central City, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Horseshoe Connector Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #11Buffalo Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO

Photos of Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 34

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Just after one of the first switchbacks going up the west side of Burro Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Coal Creek, CO
Mountain Lake along side Mountain Lion Trail.
Apr 21, 2019 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
Conquering Mountain Lion Trail
Feb 18, 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
The last stretch to Bootleg Bottom Parking
Jun 27, 2020 near Central…, CO
Dude's Fishing Hole
Mar 17, 2020 near Coal Creek, CO
Beautiful rock formations near Deer Creek
Apr 21, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO