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Plymouth Mountain

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A hike to the viewpoint off the Red Mesa Trail (double Eagle's View Trail) to the top of Plymouth Mountain Lookout.


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Map Key

8.6

Miles

13.9

KM

Loop

7,264' 2,214 m

High

6,041' 1,841 m

Low

1,520' 463 m

Up

1,506' 459 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Overview

This is a good climb up to the first viewpoint and then up and down hiking until you reach the Plymouth Mountain Lookout. It's all downhill from there, and you can really bomb it if you want!

Need to Know

There are bathrooms and picnic tables.

Description

From the trailhead, start on the uphill singletrack on the Plymouth Creek Trail until it meets up with the drainage. From here, it's pretty wide.

I took the Plymouth Creek Trail up to the viewpoint off of the Red Mesa Loop and then back down to the Homesteader Trail, up to the top of Plymouth Mountain Lookout and then downhill to the Meadowlark Trail for a finish. It was in 6" of snow so was a pretty fun hike!

You can vary the distance and difficulty of this hike by choosing one or the other of the viewpoints.

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Shared By:

Chris Allman

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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Photos

Looking back toward the city as you ascend the trial into the mountains.
May 22, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
The start of the trail - beautiful foothills
May 25, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
Scenic view from Golden Eagle Trail, eastward
May 31, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
Walking along the trail. To the right is the scenic view path, Golden Eagle.
May 31, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
A bit of a lung buster and calf burner going up.
May 25, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
Plymouth Creek Trail, heading downhill
Jun 30, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO

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Jul 24, 2021
Floyd Hartley
Abundant wildflowers 8.6mi — 2h 45m
Jul 13, 2021
Carlie Ransom
Feb 15, 2021
Brian Wanless
Lots of ice, nice easy hike. Cool views of the front range. 7.6mi — 3h 00m
Jul 12, 2020
Vanessa Bayer
Went to the first lookout on Plymouth mountain trail 6.3mi
May 24, 2020
Michael Benton
May 16, 2020
Matt Kohn