Meadowlark and Plymouth Creek Trails
The red-and-white rock of the narrow draw at the end of this hike is the visual and geological highlight of this trail loop. The vivid colors of the rock bands, exposed over time by the mostly placid Plymouth Creek, erupt from the scrubby hillside, snatching the hiker’s eye away from the muted greens and yellows of the surrounding sage scrub and prairie grasses and into its depths. The shallow canyon, however, is not the only thing that will draw your eyes away from the trail. As you climb the Meadowlark Trail, views open into steep, wooded Deer Creek Canyon, and at the hike’s apex, you can look east over the hogback to the high plains. Your glance will also be drawn north and south along the expanse of the hogback valley, but don’t let the views carry you away, for the rocky and twisting path demands attention.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||600 ft|
|Season||Best spring to fall|
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