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Mule Deer Trail

Intermediate

Trail

9.1 mile 14.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,211' 369 m
Descent: -1,203' -367 m
High: 9,493' 2,893 m
Low: 8,554' 2,607 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Williams

A singletrack loop through a variety of pine forests and mountain terrain with scenic views.

Jeff Williams

Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is one loop option through Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Expect a variety of terrain from rocky singletrack through denser pine forest to smooth trails winding through alpine meadows. Starting at the Ole Barn Knoll, you'll climb up to Panorama Point on gradually steepening terrain along wider paths. Once past Panaroma Point, you'll be in more dense pines and eventually make your way back down through some meadow areas.

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May 9, 2020
Max Swearingen
Apr 11, 2020
Mark Andersen
Partial mule deer + Blue Grouse 4.4mi — 1h 34m
Nov 2, 2019
T B
awesome. up to 6 inches at points made a bit more difficult 9.1mi — 6h 30m
Oct 12, 2019
Mike Loftus
Sep 28, 2019
Keith Fretz
Sep 28, 2019
Michelle Williams
Great trail! Footing is a little difficult in some places due to rain washout. The rest of the trail is comfortably challenging with amazing fall colo 9.5mi — 3h 34m
Jun 10, 2019
Kali Osborn
May 26, 2019
Jimmy Barron
Hike with Clare 9.1mi

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  4.3 from 23 votes

#187

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  4.3 from 23 votes
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#44

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#187

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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
Fantastic mountain views on the Mule Deer Trail
Jun 24, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Nice views of the Continental Divide just east of the Panorama Point deck/picnic area.
Sep 9, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
The last mile of the trail starts off a little grim: Mountain Base Road on your left, private property on your right. It eventually leads to a beautiful view of the valley.
Sep 17, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Mule Deer Trail
May 21, 2018 near Central…, CO

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