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Mule Deer Trail



9.1 mile 14.7 kilometer loop
92% Runnable


Ascent: 1,211' 369 m
Descent: -1,203' -367 m
High: 9,493' 2,893 m
Low: 8,554' 2,607 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)


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Trail shared by Jeff Williams

A singletrack loop through a variety of pine forests and mountain terrain with scenic views.

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Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The trail is at a pretty good altitude and has quite a bit of terrain changes. Overall, expect some rocky trails through mountain terrain mixed in with some faster smooth trails. You'll go up to a high point and then back down and around.


This trail is one loop option through Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Expect a variety of terrain from rocky singletrack through denser pine forest to smooth trails winding through alpine meadows. Starting at the Ole Barn Knoll, you'll climb up to Panorama Point on gradually steepening terrain along wider paths. Once past Panaroma Point, you'll be in more dense pines and eventually make your way back down through some meadow areas.

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Jan 21, 2020
Ian Hurley
9mi — 1h 45m
Oct 13, 2019
Joseph Reeves
Went off trail and added 2 miles @ raccoon trail. 11mi — 2h 00m
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 7, 2018
WookieStick69 Thomas
Amazing run, beautiful, cool 9.3mi
Jun 10, 2018
David Demmer
Mule Deer up and back down to Coyote trail run 7.6mi — 1h 34m
Oct 8, 2017
Becky Campbell
just to Panorama point and back 5.5mi
Sep 22, 2017
Becky Campbell
ran in fall 2017, Ole Barn Knoll to panorama point and back again
Aug 19, 2017
Marissa DeMercurio

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  4.4 from 22 votes


  4.4 from 22 votes
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3,218 Since May 16, 2016



Some of the most panoramic views of the Continental Divide are east of Panorama Point.
Sep 17, 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
Fantastic mountain views on the Mule Deer Trail
Jun 24, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Nice views of the Continental Divide just east of the Panorama Point deck/picnic area.
Sep 9, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
The last mile of the trail starts off a little grim: Mountain Base Road on your left, private property on your right. It eventually leads to a beautiful view of the valley.
Sep 17, 2018 near Coal Creek, CO
Mule Deer Trail
May 21, 2018 near Central…, CO


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