Deer Creek Canyon

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4.27 out of 5
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↑ 2,100 ft
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5,947
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The main trail follows a small river, up to the top. However, there are a lot of cutoff trails, and it's hard to get them all in on one day. Downhill is kind of rocky, so it's a bit tiring. Have fun!
added by Guest December 31, 2002
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (27 total check-ins)
  Bear Mead   on Oct 25, 2014
  jkey6   on Oct 24, 2014
  bluecrew   on Oct 9, 2014
  jondilbeck   on Oct 1, 2014
  Jon_Gotow   on Sep 23, 2014
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Reviews (46)
 


February 3, 2015
 
Review: It is a typical front range lung buster on the way up. Huge water bars to power over. Great scenery to keep your mind off the burn though. Downhill was worth the effort, but chickened out attempting the wall. Great afterwork workout.

Similar Trail: Mount falcon

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October 25, 2014
 
Review: This is one of the more difficult trails on the front range simply because Plymouth Creek Trail is so steep and loose. I wouldn't necessarily say it is super technical because most of the trail is 5 ft wide and there aren't many crazy features other than "The Wall" but it is extremely difficult to keep traction on the loose rock during the steep climb. The top loops, Red Mesa and Plymouth Mtn are nice because you can get into a nice flow that Plymouth Creek does not provide. Ride close to sunset/sunrise to avoid trail traffic.

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September 30, 2014
 
Review: Rented a bike while out on business and so glad I did this trail. I am not used to the altitude, but was able to clear everything except the wall going up. Lots of hikers but they were very "understanding" and cheering me on the way up. Great views on the top. Very fun downhill and didn't encounter many hikers on the way down. Can't wait to visit and ride this trail again.

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April 9, 2014
 
Review: Today was my first time riding deer creek and the legend definitely proved itself to be true so I will stick to current conditions. From The bottom section of Plymouth until the first fork (maybe a quarter mile past "the wall") is still about 50 percent covered in packed snow and ice. I made a right at the first fork and it cleared up to only intermittent patches of snow after that. Red Mesa loop was phenomenal and barely had any ice. If you do this ride in the next couple of weeks remember to press through the snow and it will clear up for you. Great, difficult, technical ride

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October 24, 2013
 
Review: I would echo most other reviews on this trail. The 'Advanced' section of Plymouth Mtn Trail (the MTB portion of the park) is the climb up (the base of the lollipop that this trail forms) while the other parts are more Intermediate. The 'wall' is a hike-a-bike up (I'm sure there's a guy out there that can do it), but everything else is possible with some good technical climbing skills. The upper loop has some fun and even flowy sections depending on the direction you ride. I recommend riding the top loop of counter-clockwise if you want more downhill, albeit rocky. Clockwise is more rocky climbing and smooth downhill. Use this trail as a good benchmark for fitness and technical climbing ability. Watch for hikers and horseback riders on this trail, especially when you're bombing around corners on that tough climb. You may want to open it up on the downhill, but there are people everywhere on nice days.

Similar Trail: Bergen Peak

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September 29, 2013
 
Review: I'm just getting back into riding after 20 yrs. I might have walked most of this trail but either way it's a workout. Lots of hikers and other riders so be careful.

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August 20, 2013
 
Review: Great ride, good climb, fun downhill.

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June 10, 2013
 
Review: This trail was awesome!!!!! The uphill is steep but very doable. I ride a 26er and had no problem getting up and over the rocks. I also did whatever one calls the "wall" of steps going down with no problem. It's a great cardio trail and the view is just beautiful on the top.

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May 10, 2013
 
Review: I rate this trail a 5 star because I never rode (some places hiked) such a ridiculously steep and long climb; and only few trails (from my trails list) can compete with such an excellent downhill on the way back. Was lucky to see only few hikers, so wasn't too crowded.
Very well built, maintained and signs are everywhere. Maps are available at the trailhead.
This is deffinatelly a full-suspension territory. If you're in the area and looking for either lung-busting climb or fast rocky downhill, this place fits perfect.

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December 3, 2012
 
Review: OK, after reading through the reviews on this page, I'm not afraid to admit that I walked some of the sections both uphill and down.
BUT, I now have a "project" and I'm going to keep going back to the Plymouth Creek climb until I get it (hopefully in this lifetime).
Some real heads-up riding on the descent. I can see why this has been the scene of some pretty epic crashes...
Way more interesting riding here than at most of the other J-CO parks.
Lots of hikers and dog-walkers.

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Deer Creek Canyon MTB Trail 4.27 out of 5 based on 46 ratings. 46 user reviews.
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