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Mule Deer Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (26)

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


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Map Key

9.1

Miles

14.7

KM

Loop

9,493' 2,893 m

High

8,554' 2,607 m

Low

1,211' 369 m

Up

1,203' 367 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Jeff Williams

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  4.3 from 26 votes

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#194

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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
The last stretch to Bootleg Bottom Parking
Jun 27, 2020 near Central…, 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

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Apr 10, 2021
Hung Hau
6mi — 3h 30m
Jan 1, 2021
Josh M
Aug 1, 2020
Caitlin K
Took the trail counter-clockwise, definitely some steep sections and rough terrain. But beautiful meadows and varying views to enjoy! 9mi — 3h 30m
Jul 18, 2020
Michelle Williams
Somehow got turned around and didn't complete the loop. But, the views at the panorama point and well worth any climbs. 10.9mi — 4h 17m
May 9, 2020
Max Swearingen
Apr 11, 2020
Mark Andersen
Partial mule deer + Blue Grouse 4.4mi — 1h 34m
Nov 2, 2019
Tyler B
awesome. up to 6 inches at points made a bit more difficult 9.1mi — 6h 30m
Oct 12, 2019
Mike Loftus