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8. Deer Creek Canyon ParkDeer Creek Canyon Park

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Trailhead at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Interpretive Signage (Lions & Bears)

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Interpretive Signage (Lions & Bears)

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Parking & Trailhead at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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View along Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Picnic Shelters at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Interpretive Signage (Deer Creek has a Rich History)

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Wildflowers on Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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View from Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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View from Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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View along Lyons Back Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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View from Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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View from Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Location Map:

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Access & Parking:

Trailhead: 13896 Grizzly Drive, Littleton, CO 80127

Acreage:

1,647 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Picnic Tables Picnicking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Drinking Water, Restrooms, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Tables, Charcoal Grills, Interpretive Signage, Intermittent Stream, Parking, ADA Parking, Horse Trailer Parking, Phone

Elevation:

Approx. 6200 ft. - 7400 ft.

Deer Creek Canyon Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Deer Creek Canyon Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone

Weather forecast for Littleton, Colorado:

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Park Rules:

Trails:

Total: 13.4 miles of trails

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Horseback Riding Mountain Biking No Motor Vehicles

Trail Rules: Hiker-Only & Multi-use trails. No motorized vehicles permitted in the park.

Trail Descriptions: Deer Creek Canyon Park Trail Profiles

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - More DifficultBlack Bear Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultGolden Eagle Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultHomesteader Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultMeadowlark Trail

Trail Rating - Most DifficultPlymouth Creek Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultPlymouth Mountain Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultRattlesnake Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultRed Mesa Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultScenic View Trail

See also: JCOS Trail Difficulty Ratings

Trail Etiquette: Be aware & expect other trail users. Use a friendly greeting to gain attention when passing. Pass on the left. Yield to traffic traveling uphill when possible. Step off the trail when you are on your cell phone. Read the JCOS guide: Trail Etiquette

Trail Connections to other Parks:

Rattlesnake Gulch Trail connects to South Valley Park.

Black Bear Trail - the Commissioners have approved the agreement for the Black Bear Trail connecting Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park. Construction of this connecting trail is planned for 2016. (See Park News below.)

Features:

Steams (Intermittent)

Deer Creek (North & North-Western edge of park)

Plants:

See: Colorado Plant Database for Deer Creek Canyon Park

Scenic Views:

1. Red Mesa Loop Trail - scenic view at summit (approx. 7400 ft.)

2. Golden Eagle Trail - scenic view from approx. 6800 ft.

3. Scenic View Trail - scenic view in all directions at the summit (approx. 7200 ft.)

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Lyons Back Trail Click to see more photos of Deer Creek Canyon Park.

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Photos:

Parking & Trailhead at Deer Creek Canyon Park

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Meadowlark Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park

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Plymouth Creek Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park

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Lyons Back Trail at Deer Creek Canyon Park

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Plants at Deer Creek Canyon Park

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Bugs & Insects at Deer Creek Canyon Park

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Photos contributed by Rachel Powell (July 2015)

See photos of Deer Creek Canyon Park Jefferson County Open Space on FlickrDeer Creek Canyon Park (Jefferson County Photo Album)

History:

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

Deer Creek Canyon Park - Black Bear Trail Transfer

0.18

2015

Agreement

Deer Creek Canyon Park - addition

1

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

Deer Creek Canyon Park

1781

1989

Purchased


Links:

To ensure that you have the most current & accurate information regarding park closures, changes to rules & regulations, or any other changes to the parks or park systems call or visit Jefferson County Parks & Open Space online:

Deer Creek Canyon Park (at jeffco.us)

Jefferson County Open Space: 303.271.5925

Trails Hotline: 303.271.5975

Comments or suggestions for Jefferson County Open Space Staff? Submit them online through the Jeffco Open Space: Contact Form

Jefferson County website: jeffco.us

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Park News:

OSAC

January 7, 2016

The Commissioners have approved the agreement for the Black Bear Trail connecting Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park. Construction of this connecting trail is planned for 2016. ... read the Director’s Report »

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