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


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6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

Point to Point

9,928' 3,026 m

High

7,933' 2,418 m

Low

2,121' 646 m

Up

1,143' 348 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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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'

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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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 10 votes

#4

in Estes Park

#6909

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#4

in Estes Park

#493

in Colorado

#6,909

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Milky Way from the park
Jan 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Rocky Mtn Nat Park with permission from danhester
Jan 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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