Deer Mountain Trail

MODERATE 275 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.

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7 days ago

Good workout going up. Not a ton too see untill the lookout but great view once there!

7 days ago

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8 days ago

great views of longs and the accompanying ridge along almost the entire hike. peak is pretty good although not a 360 degree view. overall a good hike if you're looking for something that has some distance but isn't too difficult

hiking
11 days ago

Moderately difficult, the views at the top are well worth the ~6 miles out and back.

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11 days ago

A nice trail, not too crowded. Moderate is a good rating - hard for non fit people, not to hard for younger fitter individuals. Great views along the trail, worth making it to the summit.

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20 days ago

Beautiful views throughout the hike. Make sure you make it to the very end for a breathtaking view of the valley. In rutting season you can hear elk calling the entire hike.

20 days ago

Beautiful hike with some wonderful views up top. The elevation takes its toll a bit if your coming from lower elevations like I am. Pretty foliage this time of year.

21 days ago

Nice trail great afternoon hike

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