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Deer Creek

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Length


7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


1,275' 389 m

Ascent

-1,280' -390 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

7,186' 2,190 m

High

6,101' 1,860 m

Low

Shared By Kevin Holleman

Conditions


Bad / Closed 6 hours ago
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My favorite local hike. Great views with lots of shade. You have short and long hike options.

Kevin Holleman

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route features a great warm-up to the foot bridge. Then a challenging "Wall" with optional steps. The trail levels off to a steady uphill to be rewarded with a steady downhill.

Description

The trail is well marked. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the first part of this trail to the bridge (1.5-miles). To the bridge and back is great for beginners. Shortly after, you'll come to a very steep "wall" section of trail. After the "wall" continue uphill until you see a right hand turn off (2.1-miles). It will steepen a bit before it levels off again to a steady slope. After a 90-degree bend, watch out for the 180-degree turnoff (2.27-miles).

This is the relaxing part of the trail for about a mile. Watch for the chicken looking birds. Stay right at the next intersection and the steady downhill will begin shortly. Watch your footing because the views become spectacular. Continue the steady downhill, watching and listening for Rattlers. The trail eventually meets back up near the steep section (4.94-miles). Make you way back to the footbridge and across. At this point, you're home-free, wishing the trail could go on forever.

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Dec 30, 2018
Tim F
Dec 15, 2018
David Orner
Oct 17, 2018
Lesly Doyle
Aug 29, 2018
Agnes Vause
Aug 25, 2018
Michelle Williams
6.6mi
Jul 7, 2018
Joe Martinez
Tim &steve 8:30
Jul 4, 2018
Thomas Parsons
Hot!! Rocky at times. Beautiful view of front range. 7.8mi
Jun 24, 2018
Joe Martinez
2hour. W upper loop

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  4.4 from 36 votes

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