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29 mi 46 km of trail 6 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Featured Runs in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 6

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Favorite A brief downhill section heading north just before more switchbacks!
Intermediate

Mountain Lion Trail

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 1,531 ft Ascent 466.54 m Ascent

(50) Coal Creek, CO
Favorite Some of the most panoramic views of the Continental Divide are east of Panorama Point.
Intermediate/Difficult

Golden Gate Canyon State Park Loop

13.2 mi 21.3 km • Loop • 2,232 ft Ascent 680.38 m Ascent

(25) Coal Creek, CO
Favorite Near the end you'll be rewarded with a great view of the ridge you climbed at the beginning.
Intermediate

Mule Deer and Coyote Trail Loop

5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 871 ft Ascent 265.55 m Ascent

(17) Central…, CO
Favorite Views
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Bear - Horseshoe Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Loop • 1,199 ft Ascent 365.33 m Ascent

(14) Coal Creek, CO
Favorite A brief downhill section heading north just before more switchbacks!
Intermediate/Difficult

Dirty 30: 12-mile Course

12.0 mi 19.4 km • Loop • 3,105 ft Ascent 946.48 m Ascent

(2) Coal Creek, CO
Favorite A brief downhill section heading north just before more switchbacks!
Difficult

Dirty 30: 50K

32.6 mi 52.4 km • Loop • 7,138 ft Ascent 2175.67 m Ascent

(2) Coal Creek, CO

Trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 11

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9.1 mi 14.7 km #1Mule Deer Trail
Intermediate
Central City, CO
Intermediate
9.1 mi 14.7 km Central City, CO 22 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #2Burro Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Coal Creek, CO 17 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Black Bear Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Coal Creek, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Racoon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Coal Creek, CO 10 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Coyote Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Coal Creek, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km #6Horseshoe Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Coal Creek, CO 12 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #7Horseshoe Trail Alternate
Easy/Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Coal Creek, CO
2.8 mi 4.6 km #8Snowshoe Hare Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.6 km Coal Creek, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Mule Deer Trail - Alternate
Easy/Intermediate
Central City, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Central City, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Horseshoe Connector Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Coal Creek, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #11Buffalo Trail
Easy
Coal Creek, CO
Easy
1.4 mi 2.3 km Coal Creek, CO

Photos of Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 32

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A brief downhill section heading north just before more switchbacks!
Sep 11, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
Just after one of the first switchbacks going up the west side of Burro Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Coal Creek, CO
Mountain Lake along side Mountain Lion Trail.
Apr 21, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO
Some of the most panoramic views of the Continental Divide are east of Panorama Point.
Sep 17, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Conquering Mountain Lion Trail
Feb 18, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Near the end you'll be rewarded with a great view of the ridge you climbed at the beginning.
Sep 17, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Early March before the rain has brought out the flowers.
Sep 11, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
Beautiful rock formations near Deer Creek
Apr 21, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO

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