Black Bear and Horseshoe Trail Loop

MODERATE 27 reviews

Black Bear and Horseshoe Trail Loop is a 4.6 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, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,174 feet Route Type: Loop

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rocky
14 days ago

Great workout! Most of this trail is uphill so be ready to work! But the views are very rewarding and hardly ran into any people on a Sunday around noon. We hiked the full 5 miles and it took us about 3 hours! The trail is very well marked and worth the effort.

hiking
26 days ago

Overall great hike! Went up counter clockwise via Horeshoe first and then made my way onto Bear. Passed a decent amount of people and even saw some wildlife! Woodpeckers, deer, and more! Took me a little over 2 hours to finish (with quite a few stops for fews and rock scrambling to get the beat vantage point).

hiking
4 months ago

This was a great winter hike! Hardly anyone out here on a Sunday afternoon. Spikes were helpful for general stabilization on the snowpack and the steep icier parts, but not absolutely required. Great views at the top. Hiked 2/10/19.

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