New Meetup: Dayhike Deer Creek Canyon (Off of C-470)

From: Scott
Sent on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 9:02 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Weekend Hikers...Plus!

What: Dayhike Deer Creek Canyon (Off of C-470)

When: Saturday, June 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Deer Creek Canyon Park
Littleton Littleton
Littleton, CO 80127

Ward Road
Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge
Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 3:00 pm.

Deer Creek Canyon Park off C-470

Distance: Around 5 miles.
Elevation Gain: 600 to 800 feet. Steep incline at the beginning.
Description: Moderate
Dogs: Okay with a 6 foot leash.

We'll probably start on Meadowlark trail and then decide on your next trail at the juncture of Plymouth. From that point there are a few choices depending on the snow conditions. We'll start the hike at 4:00 pm.

Getting There
From the Denver area, travel south on C-470 to Kipling exit. If your coming from I-70 West, then take C470 East to Kipling Ave. Exit and go South on Kipling.

Turn west, (RIGHT) on W. Ute Avenue, you'll go on S Owens for a bit. Then west (RIGHT) on Deer Creek Canyon Road. Go all the way to Grizzly Drive. Turn left on Grizzly Drive, then turn RIGHT into the Park.

Learn more here:
http://hiking.meetup.com/351/calendar/13744508/

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