Golden Gate Canyon Loop, Golden
Dishing out technical climbs mellowed out with open meadows and jagged rock formations, the Golden Gate Canyon Loop is the whole nine yards. It’s the perfect loop to test your stamina, serving up plenty of natural beauty to distract you while you up your heart rate.
Distance: 13.2 miles (loop)
Elevation Gain: 2,485
Trailhead Info: You will have to pay a $7 park fee to enter the state park. After the visitor’s center continue the main road and park just before Horseshoe Trailhead. Start the loop from Black Bear Trail.