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Creek Bottom Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (6)

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


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

96%

Runnable

6,416' 1,956 m

High

6,178' 1,883 m

Low

288' 88 m

Up

50' 15 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

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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JC Condon

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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#6,344

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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
Amazing steps from the bottom of the canyon up Rimrock Trail.
Aug 23, 2020 near Castle…, CO
Half way up the south side of the Dam Trail.
Oct 7, 2018 near Castle…, CO

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