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Hiking to Meadowlark Trail、Plymouth Creek Trail Loop (2018.09.29)

Deer Creek Canyon Park Trailhead (4)

Deer Creek Canyon Park Trailhead


今天因為晚上登山隊另有一個Pot luck dinner party,所以領隊安排一趟較為簡短的健行路線“ Meadowlark TrailPlymouth Creek Trail Loop,該步道位在Littleton市西南角的Deer Creek Canyon Park內,屬於Jefferson County Open Space所轄的一處開放空間;該公園內登山步道蠻多的,錯綜複雜,我們今天走的路線是Meadowlark TrailPlymouth Creek TrailPlymouth Mountain TrailScenic View TrailPlymouth Mountain TrailPlymouth Creek Trail一個環線,全程約6.9哩。

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登山步道Meadowlark TrailPlymouth Creek TrailPlymouth Mountain TrailScenic View TrailPlymouth Mountain TrailPlymouth Creek Trail

登山口海拔6,090/1,856公尺

步道最高點Plymouth Mountain (7,270/2,216公尺)

登山里程全程約6.9

總爬升高度1,493/455公尺

登山時間3小時35

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行車資訊:

Golden沿CO-470 EColorado Springs南行,行約10.6哩後從Ken Caryl Ave出口下交流道,下交流道後於W Ken Caryl Ave向右轉,右轉後行約0.3哩後隨即左轉進入S Valley Rd南行,行約2.4哩後於W Deer Creek Canyon Rd向右轉,再行0.7哩後左轉Grizzly DrGrizzly Dr0.4哩後右轉0.2哩抵達停車場。

步程簡述:

08:35 停車場旁登山口出發,沿Meadowlark Trail西行,海拔約6,090/1,856公尺。Deer Creek Canyon Park Trailhead (1)
Deer Creek Canyon Park Trailhead (5)
Deer Creek Canyon Park Trailhead
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (4)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (8)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (10)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
Looking northeast at Lockheed Martin Corporation from Deer Creek Canyon Park 1
Looking northeast at Lockheed Martin Corporation from Deer Creek Canyon Park
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (14)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (16)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (19)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
08:57 上抵稜線左側一小岔路往一小觀景點不取,取右直行,海拔約6,374/1,943公尺,距登山口0.7哩。


Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (23)
Meadowlark Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
Looking northeast at downtown Denver from Deer Creek Canyon Park (4)
Looking northeast at downtown Denver from Deer Creek Canyon Park (3)
Looking northeast at downtown Denver from Deer Creek Canyon Park
09:19 橫渡Plymouth Creek接上Plymouth Creek Trail,海拔約6,486/1,977公尺,距登山口1.6哩;
Intersection of Meadowlark & Plymouth Creek Trail 1
Intersection of Meadowlark & Plymouth Creek Trail 



左下Plymouth Creek Trail返回登山口,右上Plymouth Creek Trail上山,取右上,步道轉為難走的岩石、陡峭路徑,前一小段為階梯,過了階梯路段後為岩石、土泥步道。


Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (13)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (14)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (3)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
09:38 接到左岔Plymouth Mountain Trail暫不取,取右續沿Plymouth Creek Trail直上,此處海拔約6,815/2,077公尺,距登山口2.1哩。


Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (4)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
09:44 遇岔路,右岔為Plymouth Creek Trail,左岔為Plymouth Mountain Trail,取左岔Plymouth Mountain Trail直行;
Intersection of Plymouth Creek Trail & Plymouth Mountain Trail 2
Intersection of Plymouth Creek Trail & Plymouth Mountain Trail 


此處海拔約6,854/2,089公尺,距登山口2.2哩。



09:57 又遇岔路,右岔為Homesteader Trail,左直行為Plymouth Mountain Trail,取左直行;此處海拔約7,126/2,172公尺,距登山口2.5哩。


Intersection of Homesteader Trail & Plymouth Mountain Trail
Intersection of Homesteader Trail & Plymouth Mountain Trail
10:00 岔路,左岔為Scenic View Trail往觀景點,右岔直行為Plymouth Mountain Trail,先取左往觀景點;
Scenic View Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (2)
Scenic View Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park



此處海拔約7,136/2,175公尺,距登山口2.6哩。

10:09 抵達Plymouth Mountain,山頂有一巨石,幾位山友冒險攀上巨石,俯瞰山下景色;
A huge rock on the Plymouth Mountain summit (3)
On the top of Plymouth Mountain (4)
A huge rock on the Plymouth Mountain summit 
On the top of Plymouth Mountain (8)
On the top of Plymouth Mountain (11)
On the top of Plymouth Mountain (20)
On the top of Plymouth Mountain



此處海拔約7,270/2,216公尺,距登山口2.8哩。


Looking down at Chatfield Lake from Plymouth Mountain summit
Looking down at Chatfield Lake from Plymouth Mountain summit
Plymouth Mountain山頂巨石停留一段時間後續往前行約0.2哩是一處展望點,旋即循原路回行。

10:45 返抵Scenic View TrailPlymouth Mountain Trail岔路口取左岔往Plymouth Mountain Trail下行。

10:52 下抵Plymouth Mountain TrailBlack Bear Trail岔路,右岔為Black Bear Trail不取,取左岔Plymouth Mountain Trail續行;此處海拔約6,793/2,071公尺,距登山口4.3哩。


Intersection of  Plymouth Mountain Trail & Black Bear Trail
Intersection of  Plymouth Mountain Trail & Black Bear Trail
Plymouth Mountain Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (4)
Plymouth Mountain Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (6)
Plymouth Mountain Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (7)
Plymouth Mountain Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (8)
Plymouth Mountain Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
11:23 返抵09:38的岔路接回Plymouth Creek Trail,取右岔沿Plymouth Creek Trail下山;此處海拔約6,815/2,077公尺,距登山口5.1哩。


Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (9)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (11)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
11:39 下抵Meadowlark TrailPlymouth Creek Trail岔路,取右沿Plymouth Creek Trail直行下山;此處海拔約6,486/1,977公尺,距登山口5.6哩。


Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (18)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park (23)
Plymouth Creek Trail, Deer Creek Canyon Park
12:10 返抵登山口。


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