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Deer Mountain Trail

 4 votes

Length

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


Elevation

2,121' 646 m

Ascent

-1,143' -348 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

9,928' 3,026 m

High

7,933' 2,418 m

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A rugged trail featuring sweeping views that climbs up and over Deer Mountain.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Cave — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Although summiting Deer Mountain might not be doable by every visitor, it's certainly the most attainable prominent peak in the park. Summit elevation 10,013'
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Starting from the Deer Ridge Junction, this trail climbs up the western slope of Deer Mountain before descending its eastern slope to a junction with North Deer Mountain Trail. About halfway through, the Deer Mountain Summit Spur branches off to the southwest and climbs steeply to the summit.

Given the large amount of elevation change that occurs along this trail, there are some tight and steep switchbacks to navigate. The views of surrounding mountains are spectacular along many portions of this trail - especially from the summit.

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May 22, 2017
Rachel Zucker
Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson
Nov 11, 2016
Michael Yoder
Oct 29, 2016
Nate Hawksworth
Awesome first hike in the RMNP.
Oct 16, 2016
Tracy DeYulio
Sep 11, 2016
Nicole LeBlanc
Jun 8, 2014
Dave Lin
Jun 24, 2013
Khanh Vu
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  4.5 from 4 votes

#3

in Estes Park

#3809

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in Colorado

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