East Canyon Preservation Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

East Canyon Preservation Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franktown, CO. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

4.1 miles 382 feet Loop

hiking

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike. This park is one of the best kept secrets in Colorado. Come for the hikes, stay for the sunset!

hiking
1 month ago

While everyone and their dogs are slogging through the canyon this trail is nearly empty. It's perfect if you're looking for solitude.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

very exciting trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful morning hike. A little buggy down at the bottom. Definitely would recommend. Spectacular views!

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Took my 5-year old and dog. Great trails and friendly hikers.

9 months ago

This trail isn't open year round and doesn't allow animals. Was very disappointed...

hiking
9 months ago

So beautiful and awesome! We went off the trail and hiked up stream.. Found some really awesome caves! Then we got to the old damn which is really sweet! Great views!

11 months ago

This trial was pretty awesome. Went during the end of December & the frozen creek was beautiful. Sat on the bridge towards the damn & read my book in the sunshine. Had a good solo hike, not hard at all very easy & simple hike. I thought anyway. Great hike not far drive.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

I absolutely loved this trail, starting on the canyon rim and descending to the creek. After the rains it was a wonderland of flowers, plants and wildlife. My kind of country.

1 year ago