Deer Creek Canyon
ElevationAscent: 1,960' 597 m
Descent: -1,959' -597 m
High: 7,424' 2,263 m
Low: 6,047' 1,843 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A technical downhill earned the Colorado way.”— Ryan Hickman
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
The downhill erases any bad memories of the climb causing you to plan your next visit while packing up your gear at the car.
To make the climb even more interesting, towards its end you'll hit "The Wall", a stretch of granite steps and loose rock unrideable by most. For those of us without legs of steel, the adjoining stairs of shame present an optional bypass.
As the trail levels out, you'll have the option of riding the mellower Red Mesa Loop or Plymouth Mountain Trail. Both loops provide scenic views of the southern Denver metro area and are rideable by an intermediate rider.
The loops can be enjoyable in either direction. A short excursion up Plymouth Mountain Summit Trail takes you to its summit and a rock outcropping with more scenic views.
Between the whoop-de-doos, obstacles, and steep descent, heading back down will definitely put a smile on your face. However, due to its proximity to Denver, this trail gets busy so be sure to lookout and stop for hikers and horses on your way down.
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Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.