Hike the Horseshoe Trail

Horseshoe Trailhead

Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

910 Feet

Activities

Camping, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Hike through aspen groves and open meadows, while following along seasonal streams. Access to backcountry camping, as well.

This intermediate hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is an attraction across seasons – in fall the aspens show beautiful colors, while in spring and and summer wildflowers bloom along the trail.

You can also reach three backcountry camping sites via access trails off of Horseshoe. Come early to take advantage of limited parking at the trailhead.

Photo Credit: Ryan-o

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $385/night

The Woods

Frisco, Colorado

From $145/night

The Greens

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From $168/night

Copper Springs

Frisco, Colorado

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Great Views But...

I did this hike during the fall and it was beautiful! The aspens were very colorful. The only down side is you have to pay to get into the park and the rangers aren't very nice.

This is a great trail to connect with others for a long run in the park.

Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

910 Feet

Activities

Camping, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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