Deer Creek Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Deer Creek Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1837 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

snowshoeing
4 months ago

My girlfriend and I (29 and 31) snowshoed this trail on 1/25. We had no problems with our dog off-leash (pick up after your dog of course). In order to get there, just drive to Montezuma and then keep going until it dead ends into a plowed snowy parking lot that says not to drive any further. Park there.

I’d consider this a beginner snowshoeing trail for someone who is fairly active. We started it in yaktraks and is doable that way, but once we put our snowshoes on, it was much easier. Follow the snowmobile tracks up what essentially looks like a very scenic road. Eventually, it dead ends and you will see a sign that says “5” and points to the left (2 miles in, uphill). At that point, the deer creek trail goes left and becomes singletrack and you will be breaking new snow. I’d recommend poles and snowshoes if you’re going to go beyond that point.

We opted to go right and sit on two makeshift tree stump chairs to drink hot chocolate in a field with a pano view of the mountain walls of the bowl you’ll find yourself in. It’s worth a detour to this point, even if you’re going to continue up the trail. It isn’t far from the split.

Happy Hiking,

Mike

off road driving
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This GPX is wrong. It depicts a a couple of switch backs just before the intersection with Radical Hill. This section has been closed and bull-dozed. The trail actually continues straight, past Radical Hill to Saints John and Middle Fork Swan.

off road driving
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Great intermediate jeeping trail starting east of Montezuma and looping around through Saints John back to Montezuma. Rocky spots make a vehicle with good clearance a must. Nothing to scary or treacherous. On low-traffic days expect to see some mountain goats. Give yourself 3 hours for the entire loop.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Friday, December 16, 2016