East Canyon Preservation Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franktown, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Love this hike. This park is one of the best kept secrets in Colorado. Come for the hikes, stay for the sunset!
While everyone and their dogs are slogging through the canyon this trail is nearly empty. It's perfect if you're looking for solitude.
This is probably the nicest trail in the park. It has a little bit of everything: walking near the canyon, under the state highway bridge, along the creek, up to the grasslands. Very nice. Moderate hike, four miles, took us just under two hours.
very exciting trail.
Beautiful morning hike. A little buggy down at the bottom. Definitely would recommend. Spectacular views!
Very easy four-mile hike. The flowers were in early bloom. Since this side does not allow pets, it is less traveled. There is a staircase to go under the highway which may be difficult for a person with mobility problems. Very pretty and nice tucked away cannon yet still close to the city.
Beautiful hike, especially after the snow thaws and the water is high. Surprised to read people took dogs considering they're prohibited on this side of the park. On that note, word of warning, there were park rangers discreetly camped out on the trail when we went through, I wouldn't risk it.