Rim Rock Trail to Creek Trail Loop

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Rim Rock Trail to Creek Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

hiking
1 day ago

Great hiking option if you don't want to drive hours to the mountains. Not to difficult except a brief incline at both ends of the canyon where you climb out of the canyon itself and to the rim. Decent views for being out east towards the plains. Have hiked this trail many times (usually as a pre-hiking season leg stretcher) and will again! Can't go wrong!

walking
1 month ago

Great area, plenty of parking, marked trails, picnic benches and bathrooms. We took our 3 year old and he was able to do the whole trail without any issues.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy hike, pretty views. Great for bird watching

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful area. Easy hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike and so much to see, especially up on the rim. Playing down by the creek was great on a hot day.

Nice hike. You can combine this hike with creek canyon and inner loop canyon

hiking
3 months ago

We always take new people to hiking and vistors here, nice trail plunty to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy hike with decent views. If you don’t want to drive to the front range and are in search of a good trail close by, this one’s a good option.

3 months ago

Really cool rocks and rock formations. Nice trail. Vultures nesting and looking great on dead trees. On a sunny weekend afternoon there were lots of people around the southern parts and the connecting trails, and too much litter and dog poop on those busier parts of the trail for it to be fully awesome.

Absolutley one of my favorite trails to frequent, beautiful place fore lunch amount the rocks in the river.

One of my favorite trails! Versatile fun and a great place for lunch.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike with no ice. Beautiful walk along the rim with some good views. Easy to loose the trail on the rocks, having it up in AllTrails helped. The waterfall at the end was a beautiful site as well!

4 months ago

$7 for a day pass but there are miles and miles of trails ! We did a 6.5 mile loop (many trails connect and loop to each other). Pretty creek in the canyon . Trails along the creek at the canyon bottom and rim trail along the edge of the canyon . Old dam you can hike to as well! Many nice lookouts . Enjoyable hike . Playground for kids near parking area. Some restroom. Dog friendly and rock climbing areas too.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved that the first half of this hike was up on the rim of the canyon, which had amazing views, and then the return trip was along the creek looking back up. All of it was great!

5 months ago

Good hike. Creek half is a mud fest 2/24/18

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic, easy winter hike. There's snow packed on the trail next to the creek since there's not much sun there, but it's not icy. Along the rim, there isn't much for shade.

hiking
11 months ago

This is my go-to hike if I don't want to drive very far! It's a very easy hike and great for kids! You can climb down to the water right above the water fall and take your shoes off and walk in the water. Also, if you keep going past the waterfall, you get to see the historic damn!

hiking
11 months ago

Make sure you bring plenty of water and some snacks is a good idea! Not much shade for about 2 miles so sunscreen may be a good idea as well! Didn't see any rattlesnakes but was warned about them so be cautious and stay on the trail!

11 months ago

nice trail, there were a LOT of rattlesnakes which was a bit unnerving. The area by the waterfall was filthy, people don't have to hike to see it and they were treating it like a waterpark. but the rest of the trail offers amazing views and interesting spots. FYI not a lot of shade on this trail so be prepared for heat if you go mid day.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great hike with some pretty nice views. We took the Creek Bottom trail back as a loop and it has some pretty nice spots to let our dog get in the water.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

I little challenging in steep areas but worth the hike for the views.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Great diversity in terrain, bring lots of water if going on Rim Rock trail. Beautiful scenery, birds and landscape.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Excellent trail! Not a killer hike, but it's a nice length and has enough uphill that you feel like you did something.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

great fast trial, a few snakes, and a few turkeys

Friday, June 09, 2017

This was such a great hike! It felt like a nice stroll through the "creek bottom" part of the trail. The "falls" were a little disappointing since they were small and a long way off but then we hit the "rim rock" trail all that was forgotten. It was a bit of an incline with stair steppers up but it's not for very long. Saw one small snake on that part. But once we got to the top, it was beautiful views all the way! I couldn't get enough of going to the edge to look out. Breathtaking!

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Awesome hike with the kids and had fun playing in the river

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Very nice hike but I would rate this as easy to moderate. We seen blue birds, towees, mule deer and golden eagles. signage is not very good so pay attention to where you parked.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Great views and a satisfying challenge trail. Mix of inclines, mountain terrain, creeks, forest and meadows. Will definitely do it again!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Good hike

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