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Frazer Meadow: Horseshoe Trail Lollipop

Hike to a beautiful meadow and historic cabin.

Hiking Moderate

6.3 km
287 m
287 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.8 km
Frazer Meadow: Horseshoe Trail Lollipop Map

The Frazer Meadow / Horseshoe Trail Lollipop is a popular hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The route mapped here covers almost 4 miles and 940 feet of elevation gain, but it can easily be extended if you so choose.


The hike runs through the western portion of the state park, the trail winding between towering pine trees and the occasional aspen grove. Eventually, the trail reaches an expansive meadow—the goal of the entire hike‚ which offers beautiful views and a totally different hiking experience.

Thanks to the wide-open grassy landscape, Frazer Meadow is a fantastic place for spotting wildlife, such as birds, elk, deer, moose, and bears. You can also visit the historic remnants of John Frazer's cabin, which was built in 1869.

Sources: https://coloradoquests.com/mule-deer-trail-to-frazer-meadow/ https://www.10adventures.com/hikes/denver/frazer-meadow-trail/ https://www.theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/horseshoe-trail-to-frazer-meadow



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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