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Best trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park ranging from 2.6 to 60.3 miles and from 7,729 to 9,530 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
This 12,000 acre state park is conveniently located just outside Denver, in the Front Range. Visitors will find miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. In the winter, the park is great for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and ice skating. For those looking to stay the night, there is a campsite and yurts. The park also has excellent facilities including picnic sites and electrical hook-ups.
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Map of trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Park information
Acreage:
12000 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
303-582-3707
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Top trails (33)
#1 - Raccoon Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
This is an absolutely gorgeous loop that leads through fields and forests. You will pass by beautiful vistas and encounter excellent elevation. There is an old private cabin along the route and an easShow more
#2 - Mountain Lion Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Mountain Lion Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Windy Peak via Mountain Lion Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Windy Peak via Mountain Lion Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#4 - Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#5 - Burro Trail Loop to Windy Peak
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Burro Trail Loop to Windy Peak is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#6 - Panorama Point Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Panorama Point Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#7 - Snowshoe Hare Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Nice loop past a fishing hole in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. There's no cell phone service. Trail starts at the Aspen Meadow campground and takes you past Dudes Fishing Hole - a great place to sinShow more
#8 - Black Bear/Horseshoe Loop
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(187)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Black Bear/Horseshoe Loop is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Central City, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#9 - Black Bear Trail to Ralston Roost
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Black Bear Trail to Ralston Roost is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
#10 - Burro Loop Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Burro Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walShow more
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