10 miles
Distance
1,963 ft
Climb
-1,960 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Start your ride on the Plymouth Mountain Trail heading up a short but steep drainage. You will eventually hit "The Wall", a stretch of granite steps and loose rock unrideable by most. For those of us without legs of steel, the adjoining stairs of shame present an optional bypass.

As the trail levels out, you'll have the option of riding the mellower Red Mesa Loop or Plymouth Mountain Trail. Both loops provide scenic views of the southern Denver metro area and are rideable by an intermediate rider.

The loops can be enjoyable in either direction. A short excursion up Plymouth Mountain Summit Trail takes you to its summit and a rock outcropping with more scenic views.

After riding the Red Mesa and/or Plymouth Mountain loops head back down the way you came. Fortunately "The Wall" is much more fun to ride down than it is to ride up.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Deer Creek Canyon mountain bike route
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    6,042 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,080 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,083 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.5%
  • Grade min
    44.2%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    820 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Deer Creek Downhill Section
Deer Creek Downhill Section
4:20 | 391 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
May 27, 2016
Mountain Biking at the rocky trails of Deer Creek Canyon in Colorado.

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