Rawhide Wrangler Trail

MODERATE 118 reviews

Rawhide Wrangler Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

11 days ago

Windy and cold but great! Only a little bit of ice and snow.

hiking
17 days ago

Arrived on a Saturday around 1:30pm and there was ample parking available. We followed the trail as indicated-beginning to the northwest. The trail begins in open mountain meadows, spotted with pine trees. You will pass Wrangler's run, a cut-through which would provide a much shorter day, as well as the water-hole trail. The trail begins flat and wide, but becomes a little rockier and steeper as you progress around the loop. However, there is nothing strenuous about the grade as you make your way, just watch your footing for the occasional jutting or loose rock. One important note: The route indicated is not the route we ended up taking. On the east side of the loop, you will find a barrier put up by Jefferson Public Space that indicates a trail has been closed due to unsafe conditions. You will see this marker on the left. It's unclear what these conditions are. There was very little snow and ice on the path to this point, and most of the trail was bone-dry. We continued forward as there was no trail indicated on our GPS. A little bit up the the you will see the junction of rawhide and Wrangler's. As the trail indicates, you take the rawhide path to the left. if you are following GPS, it will show that you are on an trail not shown. No worries, continue to follow the Rawhide trail and it will lead you back to the lot. The whole journey took us a little over 2 hours. It should also be noted that our GPS indicated we have traveled just over 6 miles.

hiking
4 months ago

Bring extra water, especially if you're bringing your dog. In the heat of the day this trail gets HOT and there's not always much shade. Streams are down to a trickle. It is gorgeous though, and I got a decent tan too!

Great hike!! Beautiful views and the elevation wasn't too tough. The trail was easy to follow and my 7 yr old Akita who has some arthritis in his front leg was able to navigate this trail with little problems!!

hiking
5 months ago

Trailhead includes clean bathrooms and picnic area, along with historical farming equipment and signs explaining their use. Entrance is free, parking is adequate, and foot and bike traffic is low during the week. The first vista at the trailhead includes a rolling meadow and old cabin. Fantastic wildflowers.

5 months ago

Easy, not too much elevation change, a couple of nice views and great wildflowers everywhere.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is great for a half day trip. Beautiful views, lots of shaded areas, and a beautiful open area towards the end.

6 months ago

Lots of wild flowers, beautiful view...

hiking
6 months ago

Great little hike, perfect for out of town guests you want to show a little of the beauty of Colorado without too much strenuous work!

6 months ago

Rolling hills and conifer forests and even a little creek for dogs. Lovely hike.

hiking
7 months ago

The trail is 5.5 miles, beautiful hike some incline areas but it levels out quickly. We did it in 2 hours and 48 minutes and that was with me having to stop and catch my breath!

hiking
8 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking, and the dogs loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice open space park with moderate incline. Some pretty views along the way. Heard some wild turkeys while we were on this hike!

birding
8 months ago

We did this hike the day after an 8 inch spring snow. We were able to do this without snowshoes but they would have come in handy a couple of times. Parts had deep snow, parts were very slushy. Nice easy trail for just about any skill level or for getting low landers used to the altitude. There are no views of the mountains but there are awesome views of the east plains and Denver. You can even see the airport form here. At the half way point there is a nice bench to sit and have lunch. Trails is pretty exposed the first half and mostly through forest the second half. It was quiet the day we were there but do to the proximity to Denver it can get crowded on the weekends.

hiking
9 months ago

Started out at the upper parking lot. Great view and changing scenery. Some decent uphill but nothing "hard."

hiking
10 months ago

Took my dog out for his first hike here. I thought it was a good one. Not a lot of traffic on Saturday afternoon which was nice. No super steep elevations just a nice relaxing trail

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Perfect combination of views,shady areas, stream, wildlife and difficulty. Great workout. Under 5.5 miles.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Well shaded, pretty views, steady hike instead of a steep climb, long enough to get sore. Overall perfect for some Sunday morning exercise!

mountain biking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Fun trail for Mtn but the NE section gets super technical. I had to walk my bike for a little bit and saw other bikers doing the same. Be prepared to climb some hills too, so this is a good leg workout.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Beauty everywhere. Was just a little bit difficult for me. I'm definitely going to be sore tomorrow. Tons of flowers and not very much traffic.

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