Meadown Lark to to Red Mesa, Plymouth Mountain and Plymouth Creek Loop

MODERATE 287 reviews
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Meadown Lark to to Red Mesa, Plymouth Mountain and Plymouth Creek Loop is a 10.1 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.

10.1 miles
2,037 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



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

2 months ago

Best hike so far, we did the 10 mile loop, intense at times to get your heart rate up, then moderate level to catch the views!

3 months ago

Loved it! Dogs were exhausted!

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

Will be a good running trail in the summer!

6 months ago

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

7 months ago


7 months ago

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

7 months 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.

7 months ago

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

8 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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Nice easy and quick!

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

11 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.

11 months ago

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

11 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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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

Sunday, August 06, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice trail

Monday, July 17, 2017

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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

beautiful views. Good hiking trails.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Good hike! Beautiful views.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Love this trail! It is close and great for an afternoon or evening hike.

Friday, June 02, 2017

I loved this trail! It was a perfect longer hike with amazing views of the Denver area and surrounding foothills. After the first mile, the rest of it is pretty much all covered by shade/tree coverage so it was perfect for a warm day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Recently moved to Denver. Walked to Plymouth Mountain Scenic View. Loved every minute of it. Will definitely do it again.

Monday, May 08, 2017

What a beautiful hike, snow was in the upper area. trail was being worked on for snow run off.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Not hard at all.....great views.... still pretty muddy up there but with some good hiking boots it's not bad!!

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