Mitchell Creek Canyon Trail

MODERATE 29 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.

1 month ago

it's a sidewalk in the middle of a suburb with dirt trails that lead to a highschool and a waste management facility.

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1 month ago

Just picturesque So much variety of terrain.

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2 months ago

Great little hike, super easy to get to fun stuff and great scenery. I took my 9 yr old and he had a blast climbing around on the rocks. We were out in the middle of the day and I was surprised by the mosquitoes. Bring some bug spray.

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3 months ago

This is nothing more than a neighborhood, paved walking path.

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6 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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7 months ago

fun and never crowded

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7 months ago

one of my favorites

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8 months ago