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Deer Creek Canyon/Bill Couch After Work Hike & Dinner

FAST HIKERS ONLY! (EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO GO GOES ON THE WAIT LIST--See NOTE below.) 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.

NOTE: To give more people a chance to get on this hike, everyone interested will register for the wait list, and then after a few days I will randomly select people from the wait list to go on the hike (subject to some conditions—see Policy on Registering for Hikes). Those selected from the wait list will receive an email from Meetup notifying them. Your order on the wait list will not matter, so you have a few days to register (approx. two or three days) before I fill the roster, and you will not need to rush to register for this event. I may still advance people from the wait list later if enough people cancel. Please read this event listing in full before registering.

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. 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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  • Beverly

    What great views from this hike, great night for a hike... Always apprecitae your efforts Ed!!

    August 29, 2013

  • Tim

    Thanks again Ed, fun hike, fun people, tasty food afterward. See you next time.

    August 28, 2013

  • Jill T.

    It was a gorgeous hike with lots of great conversation. Thanks for all you do, Ed!

    August 28, 2013

  • JR

    Nice weather and great people

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Kelli

    Love Deer Creek Canyon! Another perfect night with some Great friends! Thanks again Ed for all that you do!

    August 28, 2013

  • Ed W.

    Beautiful park, great weather, colorful clouds in the sky. Fun and tasty dinner outdoors at Carlos Miguels after the hike, too.

    August 28, 2013

  • JC

    Glad I made it to the hike this time!! Great views! I have surely missed hiking with you Ed! :)

    1 · August 28, 2013

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    August 28, 2013

  • Carey

    The views were spectacular, and great talks from hike start to margarita end :) Thanks Ed!

    August 27, 2013

  • Ben

    Great hike as always! Ed got us down before dark! Beautiful views! Perfect temps! Thanks Ed!

    August 27, 2013

  • Mike

    Great Hike, great group of people, great night, thanks Ed for putting it together.

    August 27, 2013

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