Indian Creek and Stevens Gulch Loop

MODERATE 16 reviews
#4 of 14 trails in

Indian Creek and Stevens Gulch Loop is a 17.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from June until November.

17.6 miles
1,833 feet


mountain biking

nature trips



no dogs

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful trail that’s wide enough for mountain bikers, runner, and hikers (until you get to the national forest/Indian creek trail/Colorado Trail). I saw about 20 bighorn sheep in close proximity about 6 miles in. The only slight downside was NO WATER FOUNTAINS except 2 by the start of the trail. The trail has full exposure to the sun and there is little breeze. The crowd begins to thin out a little past 3 miles (with the exception of mountain bikers). I ran into one other trail runner on the loop.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lots of poop!!!!☹️ other than that it's beautiful and lots of sights to see

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Great trail. Best in the middle portion. Forested with lots wildlife and wild flowers. Happy I left the trailhead early - rain came early today. 6 hours and finished at 130

mountain biking
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Favorite mountain bike trail near Denver. Seven mile ride on dirt road before you get to single track, but well worth the ride. Back side of loop has a great downhill section. Rarely crowded during the week, have not been there during the weekend.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I gave this segment of the CT only 3 stars because of the Waterton Canyon potion of the trail (6.2 miles of hiking on a road), and the lack of awe inspiring views. The trail is beautiful once you get to the single track CT trail 6.2 miles back. Wildflowers were abundant along the entire trail ranging from columbines to Indian paintbrush and everything in between. Heavily forested for most of the trail, the smells and sounds are awesome. The trail was super easy to navigate and in moderate use. No dogs allowed on this segment, but mountain bikers welcome. I came across approximately 20 hikers/backpackers and several bicyclists. 16.8 miles took six hours to complete at a quick steady pace with minimal breaks. Most finish in about eight.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First leg of the Colorado Trail. Great hike but no dogs are allowed in Waterton Canyon so that part is a bummer.

mountain biking
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horseback riding
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mountain biking
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