Deer Mountain Trail

MODERATE 254 reviews
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Deer Mountain Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Many people on this trail underestimate it. Bring water! Great hike with nice switchbacks. Trail is easy to follow till the last half mile or so. Finding the summit requires a steep little jaunt up to the top. Gorgeous views at the summit.

28 minutes ago

Beautiful aspen grove about one mile from the top. Both yellow and red fall colors sparkled in the sunshine!

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1 hour ago

hiking
16 hours ago

Great hike. Beautiful views.
I'm not a super active hiker but not a total novice either. It's 7 miles round trip and the last jaunt up the "stairs" is tough but so worth it. Don't get confused.. hike until you see the sign.

1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Not as difficult as I had preconceived, but absolutely amazing. A great hike with outstanding views. I don't think this hike could disappoint anyone!

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14 days ago

This is exactly as billed...moderate with great views along the way. The last 300' up is a climb up stairs with great views as your reward. Definitely will do this again.

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16 days ago

21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

As advertised, a fairly easy hike with a steady incline, with great views along the way, and fantastic at the top. We started at 7:40 am and were amongst the first on the trail. It took 2:00 to ascend with a couple of breaks asking the way and about 1:15 to descend.

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23 days ago

24 days ago

This hike was AWESOME!!!

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