Mule Deer Trail at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Hiking season is officially off and running!!!  The summer time in Colorado is beautiful and we are fortunate to enjoy the outdoors a lot.  One of our favorite spots on a pinch is to go to Golden Gate Canyon State Park because it’s close by but normally not too overcrowded.  We took the in-laws there to hike the Mule Deer Trail the first weekend in June.  This trail is the longest at the park.  Online a bunch of places say that it’s only 7 miles long, but we had GPS on and it’s at least 9 miles long.  We took a little short cut on the road on the way back to the parking lot so that probably trimmed off a good quarter or half mile.  It’s a beautiful hike that’s not too difficult.  If you visit or live in the area don’t forget to take advantage of the nature and activities here.

Trail: Mule Deer
At: Golden Gate Canyon State Park – Golden, Colorado
Distance: 9 miles
Elevation Gain: 880 feet
Difficulty: Easy – moderate, just long

 

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