Mule Deer, Coyote, and Elk Trails

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Mule Deer, Coyote, and Elk Trails is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I think there is a couple of trails starting from the trailhead. The trail I followed was the Mule Deer. The trail is very narrow, so it is essential that we the dog owners to adhere the on-leash rule, We needed to head back as the dark clouds were rolling in. As soon as begot back to the car, it started pouring, and the temperature went down to 34 degrees.

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4 months ago

this isn't a loop, there is something wonky about the red line on the map. Also, it seemed like it was longer out and back but not by a whole lot. Those issues aside, it's a beautiful trail. some shade some sun, we started the trail across the street from the parking area, FYI it's a state park so there is a 7 dollar cash only fee if you don't have a pass. it was an easy trail, not many rocks and roots. to see the cabin, go past the boulders at the top of the incline following mule deer trail. the trail continues for quite some time after the cabin, turning around at that point will probably be close to 4 miles total out and back. we did see a lot of other hikers but it was summer, noon on a Saturday. Good mix of evergreen, aspen and wildflowers.

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5 months ago

Bursts of vertical climbing separated by stretches of horizontal breaks. Smooth and easier

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Friday, November 11, 2016

pretty trail, gorgeous views at the top. we even got to see wild turkey and some mule deer!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

This is a gorgeous state park. I would rate the trails as easy, the coyote trail has a bit of steep rock hiking, but it is accessible for anyone able-bodied.

We got there a bit before 9 am on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded...though on our way out around 1:30 the entrance and parking lots were packed.

Went on Oct 1, 2016 and the colors were perfect.