Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow

MODERATE 94 reviews

Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
958 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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4 days ago

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4 days ago

The trail was very nice. It was a gradual climb the whole way, but I think the first mile was steepest. The trail has decent shade, and is in pretty good shape. I will say though that the trail is very poorly marked at the north end. The more northeastern trail heading back toward the trailhead passes by the natural spring, but none of the signs will tell you that. On the bright side, if it weren't for the poor signage, I wouldn't have walked the wrong way and seen a moose.

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1 month ago

This trail I would call easy. Someone said it was shady which it was not. Probably depends on the time of day. Was very sunny and hot. Also the trail is not marked well. We missed the turn off and ended up doubling the distance of our hike.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

A very beautiful and shady trail. A great one for beginner trail runners. It is $7.00 for a day pass to the park. The station opens at 8am on the weekends. The last review about ticks was not a lie. I picked off two by the end of the loop. Just tuck your socks into your pants and do a good check when you get home.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

A beautiful hike through endless Aspen trees. Feels like you're in a wooded paradise.

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1 month ago

If it's a hot day in Denver, it won't be much of an escape from the heat here. Nice easy hike though, with options to connect with other trails. Maybe if I do it again I'll target a cooler month. Fall hike here would be fantastic as there are aspens out the wazoo on the upper section of the hike

2 months ago

We are going to go back when the aspens change because they were everywhere! Its a beautiful hike!

2 months ago

This is a great hike, but be warned, it's a steady incline the entire way up.

2 months ago

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