Doe Creek Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Granby, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From the parking lot of the Doe Creek loop, follow the wooden trail to the meadow and beyond. There are many other signs nearby indicating different Doe trail loops, this one describes the "wooden" signed loop, we believe it is called West Doe Trail loop. Follow the wooden signs until you are well past the meadow, you will see a bunch of similar, confusing signs. You will want to be heading towards the verticle incline area. The hike has minimal incline and can be treated much like a warm up. About 200 yards past the meadow back in the trees, consider it the "aerobic" zone with a 15- to 20-minute incline triggering some heavy breathing. Hikers reach an apex at the top of the hill Eventually, a gentler downward slope meanders west for awhile before creating a lollipop loop with the original path and leads users back to the trailhead.
Easy peasy small hike near the campgrounds on the east side of Lake Granby. We had a fun time tromping around and there is a decent variation in the types of landscape you walk through (meadows, forest, etc). we did not see the Doe Creek for which the trail is named, though we knew it was nearby. The trails signage is super confusing - we stuck with the wooden signs until there was an obvious western break that went uphill and to the "summit" of the climb. We were done in less than an hour and moved on to another hike.