Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow

MODERATE 74 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 is primarily used for hiking and camping 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

camping

hiking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

11 days ago

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

14 days ago

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

15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

18 days ago

21 days ago

Well marked, easy to find but not too many people. Plenty of shade and dog-friendly.

23 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

28 days ago

This trail was great. It wasn't crowded at all and a nice serene hike!

28 days ago

1 month ago

One of my favorite trails! Never disappoints. Beware of ticks. After reading the reviews on the Burro trail to Windy Peak, we became aware of ticks and were on the lookout for them. We sat down for lunch for maybe 5 minutes, and within that time, the 1 yr old, 6 yr old, and the Dad all had one tick crawling on their legs. Luckily none stuck. We were all tick free when we came home.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike for me, my wife and our not-completely-into-it 12 y.o. A gentle grade, almost all in trees, opening to alpine meadows.

3 months ago

3 months ago

This was a good walk in the spring/winter. Frazer meadow is not clearly marked and we couldn't find a loop to come back To the trailhead, so we walked back down the same way

hiking
3 months ago

Trails are terribly marked and signage is confusing

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail - even in the dead of winter It is almost a continuous, but fairly gradual, ascent until .2 miles before the meadow. Rocky for the first mile...then leaves and dirt. Parts of the trail were muddy or snow packed, but my friends made it up and back without yaktraks (they slipped a couple of times, but never fell. I wore some clamp-ons and felt very sure-footed. The patches of white snow amongst the brightening green ground cover and evergreens was lovely. I'll definit3ely hike this trail at least once per season.

3 months ago