Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Deer Creek Canyon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice hike to start our hiking this year

Very nice hike and great for a cooler day, as there is not too much shade when you're not around the stream. I'm a sucker for a nice water feature, though, and the flowers were blooming like crazy. Very beautiful! It was very busy with other hikers on a Saturday and the Meadowlark portion got quite crowded at points.

Nice trail. Going clockwise around the loop, the first portion was a good climb through shaded hills with a stream running through it. The dog loved it! The end of the trail, the Meadowlark portion, was sunny with a nice overlook at the plains. Saw some deer and a rat snake.

Great steady hike with a reasonable elevation gain and some nice views both into the mountains and towards Denver. The trail has some slightly challenging areas throughout but overall is moderately difficult and a good pick for most hikers. There are trails dedicated to just hiking but some portions do intersect where mountain biking is allowed. We took our dog and there was running water for her to cool off in momentarily. Lots of families on the trails and everyone was extremely friendly. The parking lot was full (Sunday) however there is more than enough space across the park to reduce congestion as you hike; we were by ourselves for more than half of the day.

Perfect hike for beginners! Easily accessible with pretty views!

Beware of crazy dog on leash! It will bite.

Now for the trails. Fantastic views. I’d say the best trail for running would hands down be red Mesa loop. Lots of dogs beware.

This was a nice hike despite the mud/ice/snowpack when we went this weekend. I hiked it with my 3, 6, and 8 year old as well as my dog. I was concerned about the Plymouth portion being too difficult for us due to the black diamond, "most difficult" rating given on the Jeffco map. This was made a little more difficult with the trail being 10% icy, and 70% sticky slippery mud, regardless we all made it just fine albeit dirty and it was not "most difficult." Without the added conditions I would definitely say this is not a difficult trail. It was beautiful and I look forward to hiking it later this season without the added conditions.

The meadowlark section of the trail is very very narrow, single file type trail with a steep cliff on the other side. Trail is also very rocky and uphill the vast majority of the time. When we went today 3/12, we finally got to the Plymouth section was pure ice, we couldn’t even make it down without slipping and had to go out and back through meadowlark again. It was a great hike though, views were great but would be better when the bushes and trees are blooming rather than barren. Excited to try again when it’s a bit less icy.

We've been twice. This past time it was icy, so wear spikes.

Will be a good running trail in the summer!

Nice trail. Very crowded in the first mile and a half with kids, dogs, runners, walkers, and everyone else. Upper mileage less crowded. Great views.

The Plymouth creek trail is icy in parts, as it’s in the shadows. Other parts are muddy.. but there’s some great views.

Great trail! Easy and well kept.
Just want to tell anyone who wanted to go right now (Feb 8th 2017) It is a little muddy, so be ready for it! :)

2.6.18 - this trail route actually depicts Meadowlark to Plymouth Creek to Plymouth MOUNTAIN back to Plymouth Creek. I ended up doing a lollipop loop from Meadowlark to Plymouth Creek to Red Mesa Loop and back. mostly enjoyable, but Plymouth Creek is glare ice and was difficult/unpleasant without traction. also where is the waterfall?? be aware there is a mountain lion advisory for the area currently.

Muddy and icy for 2 miles, becomes dry dirt for about half a mile, then back to mud, ice in the shadows of the mountain and dirt again. Cacti at the top so be careful. Ice was quite thick and slippery so be really careful. Today was about 50 degrees. Start with a lot of mud, end with a lot of mud. Be ready to wash your legs and dogs.

Trails were mostly snow packed and icy turning to slush as day warmed up. Snow tracks would have been useful. Glad to have hiking poles. Lots of people and dogs galore. It was a great day. LEO our GSD had a lovely hike.

Great hike. Beautiful views of downtown Denver.

Great hike! The stairs are rough but well worth the views that follow!

Invest in some snow traxs, slip on traction for ice snow. Trail ice packed snow pretty dangerous for the best traction foot wear . Loved the hike glad did not bust my butt

Nice, easy, well-marked trail for a midday winter hike. Went today (January) and it was very icy and snow packed for long stretches of the trail. We were able to pick through dry spots for some of it but definitely needed traction!

Great trail with amazing views. Very dog friendly. Lots of mud/ice on the trails today.

Great hike with gorgeous views. Moderate for the most part, with a pretty steep 1.5 miles along the Plymouth Mountain Trail.

One for my favorite local trails.

Beautiful hike! Easy to understand which trails I was heading to.

Beautiful day! Snow slowed me down from running but I absolutely enjoyed the trail. It was a bonus to ran into a horse!

Nice. Not that crowded for a Sunday. One tiny patch of ice.

Easy access from south Denver. Definitely popular but the further up I got, the less hikers I saw. I'd stick to the hiker-only paths as much as possible as the mountain biking paths are more worn/ rocky. Good views of Denver but otherwise, just a convenient place to get in a few miles.

It was a pretty nice hike but I recommend going early in the morning to avoid other people’ on the trail. The one bad thing was the crazy amount of hose poop on certain parts of the trail there was like 10 of them scattered along the trail witch was really annoying because my dog kept eating it

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