Deer Creek Canyon Park

Littleton, CO
Length: 2.75 mi.
Type: Loop

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Deer Creek Canyon Park has several trails that hikers and equestrians can have to themselves including Meadowlark, Homesteader, and Golden Eagle Trails. On multi-use trails, mountain bikers enjoy the challenge of  “The Wall,” a steep section of rocky terrain on Plymouth Creek Trail, and pedal the 2.5-mile Red Mesa Loop. All park visitors should be aware of the risk of rattlesnake encounters.

Meadowlark is the most popular loop and the most appropriate for kids. There are great views and lots of ups and downs. There is a portion of the trail that follows a dry creek bed, this is fairly steep and gets no sun, so half of the year it can be either very muddy or icy. Other than this section the hike is very straight forward.

There are covered picnic tables at the trailhead.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 524 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

The trailhead has lots of open space for play.

As mentioned above the dry creek bed portion of this hike can be muddy, fun times if you’re prepared for it!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There is one main parking lot for this hike, it can get very crowded on weekends but it is a decent sized parking lot.

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Getting There

From hwy 470 exit at Kipling and head south, make a right on Ute Ave and then a slight left onto Owens. Turn right onto Deer Creek Canyon and left onto Grizzly Dr. The parking lot will be on your right.