Take a Hike ... with RMHUC at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

October 8, 2023

Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage with fellow alumni.

Golden Gate Canyon's Horeshoe Trail. 

We plan to meet at the trailhead at 9:00am and hike for 3.6 miles round trip.



Details on the specific trail are posted below.


Trail highlights: Wildflowers, spruce and fir trees, aspen meadows, big boulders, wildlife, mountain views and running stream along trail.


This is the link to information about Golden Gate Canyon State Park  Link to Park Webpage

Maps and Directions Maps and Directions Link

Driving Directions Driving directions link

Google maps link to Parking Lot (on Crawford Gulch Road: Google Maps to Horseshoe Trail Parking Lot

State Park Location Map PDF Map PDF

Also: PDF of Trail Map and Park Information


There is a $10 State Park entry fee that you can pay for at the Park gates. Colorado State Park Fees

Golden Gate Canyon’s Horseshoe Trail is a 3.6 mile out-and-back hike (1.8 miles one-way). The trail is rated as moderate in difficulty because of the 900+ feet of elevation gain ... trailhead is at at 8,350'. The Horseshoe Trail is popular because it follows the beds of several small streams, winds through groves of aspen trees, and leads to beautiful meadows, as well as three of Golden Gate Canyon State Park’s backcountry camping areas.

To get to the trailhead (first,use driving directions). Once in the park, exit to the right out of the Visitors Center and follow on Crawford Gulch Road to the parking lot.

You’ll find the Frazer Meadows parking area and trailhead for the Horseshoe Trail on the left-hand side of the road. Keep in mind that parking is limited, so it would be best to arrive early. There are also restrooms at the Horseshoe trail trailhead.

Dogs on leash are welcome. This is a hiking only trail.


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9:00AM - 11:00AM Sun 8 Oct 2023, Mountain timezone


Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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