Hike the Horseshoe Trail

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Distance

3.6 miles

Elevation Gain

910 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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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.

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Camping
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Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
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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.

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about 5 years ago

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

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