Panorama Point Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews

Panorama Point Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

trail running
2 days ago

I should title this 'Pay Attention to Your GPS'.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike. It was very crowded and there were a decent amount of mountain bikers. The trail was slightly washed out in spots which made it difficult to hike. The view at the top was beautiful and the Aspens were starting to change. The elevation gain was tough but the view made the climb worth it.

19 days ago

This is a short loop starting at the lookout point. Easy hike with lots of shade and beautiful forest scenery. The tail at the end of this loop is actually the start of mule deer trail. It follows the road for a bit before you start walking in open meadows. Overall a quite, peaceful hike over labor day weekend with few runners and quite a few bikes. My dog enjoyed the easy hike and all the other dogs were well behaved.

1 month ago

pleasant, not really challenging. was a rainy day when we did it so I think we missed out on some of the views, but I think on a clear day it must be gorgeous at the point.

2 months ago

Nice and easy with some pretty views. Lovely wildflowers in bloom. Took about 2 hours with some short breaks.

hiking
2 months ago

Great weather, and the Columbines were just blooming. Absolutely beautiful views. runs through forest area, meadows, and rocky outlooks. There were some flat stretches but mostly incline/decline hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

We did the loop part only, starting and ending at Panorama Point. Its about 3 miles. It wasn't a hard trail but I can see it would be for people who don't hike as much.You go downhill, no matter which was you start (we went clockwise, which seemed the better option after completing it). But there are some great views, you pass through pines trees, aspens, along the creek, and lots of wild flowers, including columbines near the creek. Parts of the trail were rocky and muddy, and be on the look out for mountain bikers, they don't all announce their presence.

4 months ago

lovely hike through trees and along a creek until you start climbing toward the top. it's an incline but not at all too steep. good hike for folks coming into town. weren't too many folks on a Friday morning, but there were some mountain bikers.

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect views even on a cloudy day- can’t wait to go back to see the aspen leaves change color at this location!

5 months ago

great hike. limited parking

5 months ago

Lost dog. His name is Stanley and he was last seen on this trail on 4/5. He is a 70 pound wire haired German Shorthair pointer. Very friendly. If you see him please call 720-940-1089. If you can grab his collar and catch him please do so. His owner is hiking the area to find him as we speak.

6 months ago

Had a great time hiking this trail with my dog. We went during July and it was a beautiful the whole way through.

6 months ago

Beautiful views during fall!

7 months ago

Easily one of my favorite hikes in the front range. Quick ascension, GORGEOUS views of Kitteridge. Hiked yesterday and micros were nice for traction at the beginning but the snow/ice thinned out towards the top. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a quick hike with rewarding views.. perfect for visitors

9 months ago

love this trail

hiking
11 months ago

We were looking for fall viewing while hiking. You wrap around the top of the mountain with front range to one side and Golden on the other. Absolutely amazing views! Totally worth the drive up from Denver!

11 months ago

Not a hike but rather an observation point! Great hike around called raccoon Trail! Easy/moderate with amazing views and colors

hiking
11 months ago

Very pretty hike. Reverend's ridge camp ground to raccoon trail to panoramic. Easy but with some incline. Fall aspens are beautiful but close to the end of their peak. We got there early but the TH was small so limited parking

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fun easy trail with a great view.

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I am definitely coming back in the fall for the aspen trees. Loved the trail with a friend's dog, went through beautiful meadows with wildflowers. I had to make sure that I was on the right trail several times, as there are a lot of turnoffs. There were plenty of people on the trail who helped me make sure I was still on the right path. There is no service in the area, so be sure you take a trail map or know for sure where to go. Very dog and kid friendly trail. You are supposed to pay to park because it's a state park FYI.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

6-10-17 -JN/ OT; started at campground via raccoon trail. We saw a moose sling way. The views are worth it. For family / out of town guests-- you can drive to the view point too.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

A very touristic hike which brings you to a nice 360• view of the area. There was some snow what made it a bit slippery. Unfortunately we couln't do the whole loop because of the snow on the other side which made it quite difficult without proper gear.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Got married here in the fall; love hiking here in the fall. Great views and memories!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fun trail but I followed the directions to the trailhead and it took me on a different trail it was 10 miles round trip to panorama point.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nice trail with a lot of ups and downs throughout (which is nice for older knees). The Racoon Trail loop is slightly different now as the original trail is closed for rehab. The downside is that this trail parallels the road for most of the way, so you never really get a wilderness experience.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nice hike, good amount of elevation and great panoramic views!

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Very nice hike there today. Beautiful view of the mountains along the way. Definitely a moderate trail, no real difficulties or gotchas. A good afternoon outing.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Not the prettiest hike but fairly easy round trip. I would definitely drive farther north into mountains for a more scenic hike next time though. Maybe it's the time of year?

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Steep at times, it was an excellent work out going up. The views really were "panorama" views at the top! We brought visitors from out-of-state and it was a perfect trail to show them the great views.

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Easy hike to get some good exercise and end with a great view of the town below. The majority of the trail is sheltered from the wind and has both sunny and shady stretches.

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