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Deer Creek Canyon/Bill Couch After Work Hike & Dinner

FAST HIKERS ONLY! We'll hike up scenic Deer Creek Canyon to Bill Couch Mountain where we'll have wonderful views of both the mountains to the west and of Denver. This hike is 6.25 miles with about 1485' of elevation gain. Since this hike is longer than most of my hikes, we will hike at a fast pace, so do not come on this hike if you are not a reasonably fast hiker.

After the hike, those interested will go to Carlos Miguels Mexican Restaurant on Kipling north of C470, about a 10 minute drive from the trailhead.

Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome description. Afternoon thunderstorms are common, but they usually clear up by hike time--bring rain gear just in case. Also bring a headlamp, as we will be hiking back after sunset. Traction devices for your boots such as Micro Spikes might be necessary.  Dogs are welcome on this hike, but they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them. If you join this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver.

Directions: Click here for a map with directions. The easiest way to get there is, from C470, exit Wadsworth south, and immediately turn right/west onto Deer Creek Canyon Road. After 2 miles, you'll reach a Y in the road--veer left to stay on Deer Creek Canyon Road. After another mile you'll pass South Valley Park on the right, and about a mile after that you'll see a sign for Deer Creek Canyon Park. Turn left/south onto Grizzly Drive. You'll go up a winding road for about a quarter mile, and you'll see the sign and parking lot for Deer Creek Canyon Park on the right.

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  • Ed W.

    Beautiful evening with enough clouds in the sky to make for colorful skis and gorgeous sunset. Great group tonight. Fine dinner at Carlos Miguels after the hike.

    April 13, 2013

  • Diane

    Awesome photos....thanks Ed!! What a great hike:)

    April 13, 2013

  • Jerry

    Had a great time as always!

    April 13, 2013

  • Kelli

    Not a drop off rain, beautiful sky! Really nice restaurant, fun friends, another perfect evening!

    April 13, 2013

  • Emmett

    carnitas a little dry,margarita great,weather perfect.
    Thanks Ed another great hike.

    April 13, 2013

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