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Deer Creek Canyon Park

Basics
Location:
Denver
Length:
9.5 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate to Advanced
Time To Allow:
2+ hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6000 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

Deer Creek Canyon Park is an oasis in the middle of the urban landscape of metro Denver. Located within the confines of the city, Deer Creek Park trails offers mountain bikers a series challenging climbs and fast downhills without leaving the city limits!

Denver City controls the 90+ acres of undeveloped land in Deer Creek Canyon Park and there are not currently any user fees to ride here. There are two trails of note in the Deer Creek Canyon Park area. Plymouth Creek Trail involves a very steep section of climbing toward the middle of the ride but it quickly mellows as the ride approaches the top. Red Mesa Loop involves more climbing and has excellent views from the top of the trail.

The Deer Creek Canyon Park trails are popular with locals in Denver as a welcome recreational escape from the hubbub of city life. The trails are often crowded during weekends and peak hours after the workday so plan accordingly.

Details

Location:
Denver
Length:
9.5 miles
Trails can be combined to lengthen or shorten mileage
Difficulty:
Tough aerobic climbs, easy descents
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate to Advanced
Time To Allow:
2+ hours
Time can be lengthened by combining trails in system
Trailhead Elevation:
6000
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. The Deer Creek Canyon trails are multi-use and hikers and horseback riders may be encountered. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Take Kipling Parkway (470) southbound to the intersection with West Ute Ave. Take a right on West Ute Ave. Road joins with Deer Creek Canyon Road. Follow Deer Creek Canyon Road to intersection with Grizzly Drive. Go left on Grizzly Dr and look for signage marking turn for Deer Creek Canyon Park.


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