Deer Creek Road - Pleasant Park to Conifer + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Pick up W. Deer Creek Canyon Road off of Wadsworth Boulevard, less than a mile south of C-470 on Denver's southwest side. Head west for approximately six miles. Turn left (south) onto Deer Creek Road instead of continuing straight on South Deer Creek Canyon Road. Becomes Pleasant Park before ending in the town of Conifer at Hwy. 285 by the Bradley Sinclair station.
Tighter twisties in a rural setting until reaching the best part. A series of 10 mph curves, nearly always clean, with a stunning view of a steep rocky valley below and rock walls above. Suggested route of travel is uphill toward Conifer for speed control on the curves and general view. Higher up on Pleasant Park Road there are great distant views of the Rockies and numerous horse properties.
Road has a uniform paved surface for holding and is well marked. A general caution for all curvy roads in this area is that cars also like the twisties, and push gravel onto the road when they take racing corners too tight on right hand curves. The best way to enjoy this road is to make a scouting pass downhill from Conifer to check for debris, then make a run that counts.
There really is nothing commercially available on the road. However, there are numerous eateries and gas stations, etc. in Conifer and nearby Aspen Park once you reach Hwy. 285
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office seems to send a vehicle on this road, mostly toward the Conifer end, every so often. Prudence is advised. The black and white SUVs are generally easy to spot.
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