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Creek Bottom Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 288' 88 m
Descent: -50' -15 m
High: 6,416' 1,956 m
Low: 6,178' 1,883 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by JC Condon

A mellow, rolling trail along Cherry Creek with views of the cliffs and caves from below.

JC Condon

Features River/Creek · Views

Regulations from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
  • Ground fires are prohibited (cook stoves and self-contained grills are allowed).
  • Vehicles must remain on designated roadways.
  • Pets must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Dispose of pet waste in garbage.
  • No hunting is allowed in the park.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • Gathering of artifacts, vegetation and timber is prohibited.
  • Only 3.2 alcohol is allowed.

Description

This trail connects the Homestead trailhead with the historic dam site (where the Inner Canyon and Lake Gulch trail loop begins). It is best accessed from the West Side/Homestead trailhead. From the trailhead, go east on the Homestead Trail, past the ruins and then take a right at the Rimrock Trail junction.

The trail weaves along the creek for almost two miles until you reach the historic dam site. Here you can either turn back, continue onto the Rimrock Trail for a 4-mile loop, or keep exploring the park by taking the Inner Canyon Trail to Canyon Point.

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Apr 14, 2019
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Photos

Cherry Creek Falls
Aug 1, 2015 near Castle…, CO
Remnants of the Castlewood Canyon dam.
Jul 4, 2016 near Castle…, CO
Castlewood Canyon waterfall.
Jul 4, 2016 near Castle…, CO
Castlewood Canyon, Colorado
Aug 5, 2015 near Castle…, CO
Half way up the south side of the Dam Trail.
Oct 7, 2018 near Castle…, CO
Early October stroll, perfect brisk weather, overlooking the small falls
Oct 7, 2018 near Castle…, CO

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