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Deer Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (8)

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


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Map Key

6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

79%

Runnable

9,928' 3,026 m

High

7,933' 2,418 m

Low

2,121' 646 m

Up

1,143' 348 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

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

Description

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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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 8 votes

#5

in Estes Park

#6375

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  4.4 from 8 votes
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#5

in Estes Park

#521

in Colorado

#6,375

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Milky Way from the park
Jan 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Rocky Mtn Nat Park with permission from danhester
Jan 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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Jun 29, 2019
JonathanC
ran from near the fire museum and up past Kent mountain adventure center 12.2mi — 2h 00m