Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow

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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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 primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, 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: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 944 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

hiking
4 days ago

Nice hike out to the cabin. Dispersed camping sites look nice. Lots of elk scrapes in the area.

Nice short loop. Not too steep but a decent workout. Took my parents (56 and 65) and they didn’t have any problems. Parking lot was almost full at 7:30am and overflowing at 11 when we returned. We wore masks and distanced as much as we could when we passed others. Most people were very courteous.

hiking
11 days ago

Decent trail with a clearing near the top that has an old homestead cabin. If doing loop be sure to take the trail down instead of the service road that goes up at the cross roads. Ran across about 10 people, trail wide enough to keep distance.

hiking
26 days ago

WEAR MASKS !! We went with our pups on Monday 5/4 and saw maybe 15 people total throughout the hike which was nice. 85% of them had masks they put on when hiking by. You can give six feet in some spots but let’s just be smart! Nice hike, you can catch glimpses of the mountains here and there. Lots of stops along the river for the dogs, too. Trail was in good shape and wet here and there but I hiked in my sneakers.

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

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icy
snow
1 month ago

If you’re doing the loop, you’ll definitely want snowshoes with the recent snow storm. But for the first 2 miles you can just do with micro spikes.

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snow
2 months ago

A good amount of mud for parts, once I got past the first mile I needed spikes. I would love to do this hike again in the summertime.

recorded Recording - Mar 22, 03:18 PM

hiking
snow
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Snowshoed this trail on March 21st. Definitely needed snowshoes Since it had just snowed the day before. Nice incline.

hiking
icy
2 months ago

This was a beautiful hike to take on a winter day. The hike was quite icy but the crunchy kind that you can use yak trax on, and be totally fine. There weren’t many people out when we got to the parking lot at 10am on Sunday.

hiking
2 months ago

very quiet and calm area. heavy climb in the beginning but definitely worth it

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icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Trail overall was in good hiking condition. We didn’t have traction and made it through just fine, but there were some slick spots when we wished had traction.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Snow packed down most of the way, a few spots where it wasn’t packed down as much but still passable with yak tracks. Icy in some shady spots and muddy/slushy in warmer sun exposed spots.

3 months ago

As of 02/25 the snow is pretty packed and great on trail. I didnt even need to use traction or snowshoes but you can use them if you choose.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

With lots of fresh snow we did a wonderful snow hike on Valentine’s Day. Horseshoe, over to the cabin where we could not go any further north. Then down mule deer to the south about halfway. Then we flipped it and pulled back up mule deer and down horseshoe. It was packed down well enough to do micro spikes the entire way. Absolutely beautiful!

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snow
3 months ago

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icy
snow
4 months ago

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4 months ago

We did a beautiful hike up horseshoe Trail to Fraser meadow and then coyote Trail to gap Road. About 7 miles and 1500 vertical feet. The trail was completely covered with snow and many portions of ice. We wore micro spikes the entire way. Beautiful snow covered trail and surroundings! Highly recommend 1/17/20

hiking
muddy
snow
5 months ago

Great trail! We took the Horseshoe loop up which was nice a low elevation gain. The return was Bear Paw Trail which was much more scenic, fun and challenging! I would do Bear Paw again maybe Horseshoe Loop only if camping. It was icy today on Bearpaw- needed spikes. Great day!

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