In the 1800s, Deer Creek Canyon’s rolling hills and fertile fields lured homesteaders, and its veins of silver and gold brought miners rushing to the area. Today, Deer Creek Canyon Park is defined by its sterling recreation opportunities and golden habitat for wildlife.
Come enjoy a picnic near the parking lot or hit the trail. Hikers and equestrians have the Meadowlark Homesteader and Golden Eagle Trails all to themselves. On multi-use trails, mountain bikers test their mettle on “The Wall,” a steep section of rocky terrain on Plymouth Creek Trail, and pedal the 2.5-mile Red Mesa Loop. All trail users should be aware of the risk of rattlesnake encounters.
The most prominent vegetation is Gambel oak, which provides food and cover for such wildlife as mule deer, elk, wild turkey, grouse, mountain lion and bear.
13896 Grizzly Drive, Littleton
From C-470, take the Kipling exit. Turn west (right) on West Ute Avenue, then west (right) on Deer Creek Canyon Road. Turn left on Grizzly Drive, then right into the park.