- Hike Distance: .5 mile to 3 miles
- Denver Drive Time: 30 min
- Difficulty: Easy
- Duration: 1 -2 hrs
- Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Red Rock towers along the eastern wall of South Valley Park and the foothills begin to the west. Almost 1000 acres of meadow and rock offer a near perfect escape from the sounds of the city.
6Trails wind through the park. The best place to start is with the Coyote Song Trail. It’s a an out an back trail that takes you right through the main meadow. It also connects with the Swallow Trail to form a loop, making your hike about 1.8 miles. The Lyons Back Trail takes you from the Coyote Song trail and up over the red rock where you can hike trails developed by the Ken-Caryl Ranch foundation.
For a full list of trials, go to the Jefferson County Parks Trail Profiles for this park.
Tips: 1- The sunsets are wonderful and the park tends to be quiet in the evenings. The Coyote Song Trail is a great way to begin or wind down the day. 2- The Parking area on our map link is the larger of the two. However, you can also begin at the south lot off of Deer Creek Canyon Road. Click here for directions. This gives you a closer connection to the Elk Grazing Trail (seasonal) area and Deer Creek Canyon Park. 3- The red rock calls to be climbed, but climbing is prohibited in this park.
View South Valley Park Trails – North Parking Area in a larger map