Deer Creek Canyon Park

On a peaceful and sunny Monday morning, I decided to drive down the street and visit Deer Creek Canyon Park. It was pretty quiet with only several people around for most of the time I was out there. Here’s some more info about my hike that day:

  • Date Hiked: July 8th, 2019
  • Miles Hiked: 2.65 Miles
  • Route: Meadowlark Trail to Plymouth Creek Trail

For this hike, I made a nice little loop. Starting up on the Meadowlark trail is a nice set of steps that eventually lead you through a forest area.

Heading up the Meadowlark Trail.

Pretty soon, the trail starts to go up the side of a mountain with the help of some switchbacks. The views of the red rock formations quickly become visible. Also, a thunderstorm was starting to build just to the west of the park despite it being 11am.

View of the red rocks.
A storm forming to the west.

For it being a short hike, it definitely was pretty scenic. The views of Denver are pretty remarkable and it’s just enough of a workout to feel satisfying.

Further up the Meadowlark Trail.
Looking out towards Denver.

With the storm bearing down, I decided it was time to head back to the trailhead. At this point, the storm was pretty close with cloud to ground lightning becoming visible nearby.

Heading down the Plymouth Creek trail.

Although I didn’t get to hike as much as I wanted, I was perfectly alright with that. Just being able to visit this park always proves to be a nice retreat. I say this because they close this park a lot, especially when it gets extremely muddy.

Overall, this is definitely one of the more enjoyable open space parks near Denver and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Author: David Higham

Spending time in nature calms my soul.

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