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Deer Creek

 23 votes

7.2 Miles 11.6 Kilometers

 

86% 

Runnable

90%

Singletrack

1,376' 420 m

Ascent

-1,383' -421 m

Descent

7,201' 2,195 m

High

6,095' 1,858 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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My favorite local run. Great views with lots of shade. You have short and long run options.

Kevin Holleman

Overview

This route features a great warm-up to the foot bridge. Then a challenging "Wall" with optional steps. The trail levels off to a steady uphill to be rewarded with a steady downhill.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Watch out for Rattlesnakes. Do your best to maintain your pace up the steep "wall" section.

Description

The trail is well marked. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the first part of this trail to the bridge (1.5-miles). To the bridge and back is great for beginners. Shortly after, you'll come to a very steep "wall" section of trail. After the "wall" continue uphill until you see a right hand turn off (2.1-miles). It will steepen a bit before it levels off again to a steady slope. After a 90-degree bend, watch out for the 180-degree turnoff (2.27-miles).

This is the relaxing part of the trail for about a mile. Watch for the chicken looking birds. Stay right at the next intersection and the steady downhill will begin shortly. Watch your footing because the views become spectacular. Continue the steady downhill, watching and listening for Rattlers. The trail eventually meets back up near the steep section (4.94-miles). Make you way back to the footbridge and across. At this point, you're home-free, wishing the trail could go on forever.

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Dec 1, 2017
Vince M
8.2mi — 1h 22m
Oct 26, 2017
Todd Bracken
May 31, 2017
Sonya Martin
3mi
Apr 2, 2017
Lynda Wacht
Mar 20, 2017
Rob Carr
Great trails and a great run! Definitely add the red mesa loop trail.
Feb 2, 2017
Tyler Clemens
It was an icy day! Forgot the microspikes, made life difficult. 3mi
Jan 22, 2017
Paola Segura
7.2mi
Sep 17, 2016
Arlene Tamariz
2h 20m

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  4.7 from 23 votes

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