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Deer Mountain Trail

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Length

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers

79%

Runnable

Elevation

2,121' 646 m

Ascent

-1,143' -348 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

9,928' 3,026 m

High

7,933' 2,418 m

Low

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A rugged trail featuring sweeping views that climbs up and over Deer Mountain.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Cave — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
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Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

There are some steep sections with switchbacks that make this a challenging run.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Starting from the Deer Ridge Junction, this trail climbs up the western slope of Deer Mountain before descending its eastern slope to a junction with North Deer Mountain Trail. About halfway through, the Deer Mountain Summit Spur branches off to the southwest and climbs steeply to the summit.

Given the large amount of elevation change that occurs along this trail, there are some tight and steep switchbacks to navigate. The views of surrounding mountains are spectacular along many portions of this trail - especially from the summit.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

#3

in Estes Park

#4001

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#3

in Estes Park

#318

in Colorado

#4,001

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