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