Deer Creek Canyon Trail

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Deer Creek Canyon Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1922 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Mountain bike ride or hike southwest of Denver This trail is intermediate in difficulty with one advanced technical section (beware of the stairs).

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Awesome!

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail wonderful views. Slow but steady incline. Shaded areas and open space. Very nice.

3 months ago

Nice long hike with varying terrain and great views. Pretty muddy in spots from melted snow. Watch out for horse droppings.

3 months ago

Nice easy and quick!

3 months ago

Nice access to forest about a mile into trail. Some icy bits this time of year. Great views from Plymouth Mtn

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent and well shaded trail! Would definitely recommend hiking the extra distance to Bill Couch Mountain, the view is worth it!

3 months ago

Great hike for all levels of expertise. Would recommend to anyone.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is a nice hike. Views of Denver. I go up the the meadow trail on the right and then connect to Plymouth Creek Trail. If you turn left and go up the trail clockwise it is much more gradual then if you go farther down the trail and take the next intersection. The overlook at the top of the mountain is another . 4 miles to a scenic view.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy to moderate hike. very nice views all around it. there's even a nice variety of landscapes.

hiking
6 months ago

this area is beautiful for hiking and trail running especially if you are training for a race. Good elevation climb nd great overlooks.

6 months ago

Nice trail. Rained on me several times. But still made it through the full trail. And scenic off shoots.

hiking
6 months ago

Started at ~10AM and did the typical loops. But I also went to Bill Couch Mt. and the scenic trail which added ~2 more miles to the loops. My total distance was 12 miles and time was 4 hours and 20 mins. My favorite part was probably red mesa loop since it had a lot of cover and the most forested part of all the trails. The rock piles at the top of the scenic trail was fun to climb and get a decent view from up top. The last leg was pretty rocky and when you are fatigued and have two bad ankles you ought to be extra careful. Good practice for 14ers although not nearly the altitude.

6 months ago

Nice trail

7 months ago

Mountain bikers be aware that the Meadowlark Trail is closed to bikes so you must ride clockwise - Plymouth Creek Trail is a rocky technical & narrow uphill that direction with lots of hikers - we turned around and cut our ride short. Disappointed in this trail for biking.

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