For starters, you’ve got the picturesque South Platte River to accompany you on the 7+ miles of wide dirt/gravel road into the canyon to the spot where the Colorado Trail meets up and can lead you 500 miles from Denver to Durango. Second, you’re guaranteed to see wildlife – or your money back! You’re likely to see bighorn sheep, deer, geese, and even the occasional rattlesnake or bear. So keep your eyes peeled and be smart. Lastly, the trip out of the canyon is all downhill! Want proof? That’s the direction the river flows. Take C-470 to Wadsworth Boulevard to access the canyon.

Map to trailhead

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