The trails at this Jefferson County Space Park offer several loop trails bringing up-close looks of wildflowers, scrub oak and a chance to see wildlife. From the trailhead on Grizzly Drive choose between the steep 3-mile round trip Plymouth Creek Trail or the less challenging 3.2 round trip Meadowlark Trail. If you want to miss the buzz of mountain bikers choose the hiker only Meadowlark trail. The end of the path is rewarding, take a minute to catch your breath and enjoy sweeping views of Deer Creek Canyon and Chatfield Reservoir.
The next move is to either head East on the Plymouth Creek Trail or keep trudging West to hook up with the 2.5 Red Mesa Loop. If you can muster the energy take the loop! You will be rewarded with a trail winding through a forest that eventually opens up to a meadow. Along the way you can add in an extra mile (round trip) on the Golden Eagle Trail. You will reach the end of the road with a scenic viewpoint on the summit. The trail is less traveled, making it the perfect spot for a quiet picnic.
Directions: From C-470 take the Wadsworth Exit South. Turn West on Deer Creek Canyon Road, head west to Grizzly Drive, then right into Deer Creek Canyon Park.