Mitchell Creek Canyon Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Mitchell Creek Canyon Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail is a great example of the ecology and geography of the Castle Rock area. It offers much of the same experience as the nearby Castlewood canyon without the crowds. The trail climbs to the western rim of the canyon which it follows for the majority of the hike. The trail can be accessed from the "founders village" Mitchell Creek Trail System as described in the hidden Mesa open space off highway 86. Mountain bikes and horses are prohibited. Dogs must be leashed.

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2 months ago

my son and I hiked this trail for the first time. we had an amazing adventure. there was an easy walking path and then a more advanced one. We will be back!

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3 months ago

fun and never crowded

3 months ago

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4 months ago

one of my favorites

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful hike

5 months ago

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7 months ago

This hike/walk is in a residential neighborhood and borders a wastewater treatment facility.... Would not go out of my way to partake in again. Maybe nice for the neighborhood folks, but walking alongside the stench of sewage in the beginning of the hike was less than appealing.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Not difficult. Different type of hike, as you are along the cliff face almost the a quarter of the time.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views of the canyon from above! Well shaded. Easy-moderate trail depending on the loop with a variety of different features: canyon, cliffs, plains, rock overhangs. The sedimentary rock (plus the distraction of the views) can make it a little more likely to twist an ankle so I'd suggest wearing hiking boots over sneakers.

7 months ago