• Date - 07/13/2022
  • Elevation - 7,508'
  • Route - East Slopes
  • Miles - 6.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,626'
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I had been back in North Dakota taking care of my parents farmstead for a couple of weeks and needed a bit of exercise.  There are a few small peaks in the Deer Creek Canyon State Park that I haven't been to the top of, so I went back to the park this particular evening to stretch my legs and hike to one of them.  Oddly enough Deer Creek Canyon Peak isn't the highest point in Deer Creek Canyon, but I did see it was named, so I decided to hike it.  I took the Plymouth Creek Trail to the Red Mesa Loop Trail and then it was just a short off-trail hike to the top of Deer Creek Canyon Peak.  It is a pretty nondescript summit and I didn't take many photos.  I was going to do Wilds Peak also, but started running into private property signs.  After consulting the map when I got home, there is a way to hike it staying in the park and avoiding private property so I will have to go back and get it another time.


Views to the east from the summit of Deer Creek Canyon Peak.

Summit Photo