WanderFit hiking at Deer Creek Canyon November 02, 2016 00:00
Deer Creek Canyon Park
Denver, CO, USA
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Meadowlark, Plymouth Creek, and Golden Eagle trails
We led a small group on a hike through Deer Creek Canyon park. This part of the Jefferson County park system is southwest of the Denver metro. There are a few trails here that are for hikers only, while the rest are open to hiking, running, biking, or horse riding.
From the main parking lot, you basically only have 2 choices. You can start on the Meadowlark (high route) or the Plymouth Creek (low route) option. Eventually they merge, and shortly after that you have a few other trails that split off. The options lead you to one of three peaks in the area: Plymouth Mountain, Couch Mountain, or Wilds Peak. The quickest round trip distances to those are 6.1, 5.2, or 6.7 miles.
We took a bit of a scenic 6.5 miles route to Couch Mountain via Golden Eagle trail. Here are some of our views:
This is on the way up, looking back toward the Denver metro. After hiking by a dry river bed in a valley for a mile, you escape above most of the trees to see this.
When you make it to the top, you might as well do some yoga poses.
At the top of one of the peaks on Golden Eagle trail, this is looking back east towards the city.
At the top of one of the peaks on Golden Eagle trail, this is looking north at other valleys, peaks, and perhaps the side of a secret hidden pyramid?
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