Mule Deer Trail to John Frazer Cabin

moderate 27 reviews

Mule Deer Trail to John Frazer Cabin is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Central City, Colorado that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 741 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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2 months ago

Trail is in pretty good shape as of 12/7. Some areas are dry but others are very icy, I recommend traction at the least. Snowshoes probably not necessary right now but Frazer Meadow has very deep snow. Also the gate at Mountain Base Road is closed for the winter so you cannot drive all the way to the trailhead that the Mule Deer trail gps directs you to. I started at Blue Grouse and met up with Upper Mule Deer. There are several blown down trees lying across the trail, probably from the wind storm the week of Thanksgiving. They can be navigated around easily.

hiking
6 months ago

So. Many. Bikes. But a nice gradual climb and beautiful views at the top

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rocky
7 months ago

Good trail. Once the body adjusts in the first 15-20 min, then rest of the train was very enjoyable. Good scenery.

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snow
Fri Feb 01 2019

Did this trail Jan 26 2019. Beautiful trail but at the top was way too much snow. We didn’t have snow shoes and wished we did. Ankle to shin deep most of the time. The cabin is really neat at the top! Beautiful forests, great views, and wilderness all around.

hiking
Thu Nov 15 2018

great trail with fresh snow.

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Mon Nov 05 2018

Did this on Sunday. We were planning on doing the Raccoon Trail, but the road to that trailhead was closed. This was a pretty hike - Blue Grouse goes .7 miles to Mule Deer trail, and then you just follow signs to Frazer Meadow, where the cabin is. We were pretty cold and there was a good bit of snow. I was fine in boots, but my friends were in sneakers and were slipping a bit. It's a pretty easy trail and you get nice views along the way.

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