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Visit Jeffco Open Space Parks

Published: April 4, 2013

PLAN Jeffco is proud of our community’s achievements in preserving many of the important natural areas within Jefferson County. Using funds from a .5 percent sales tax, Jeffco Open Space has protected more than 55,000 acres of land, while creating 28 regional parks and nearly 230 miles of trails that can be enjoyed without entry fees. One of the best ways for us to celebrate these achievements and remind ourselves of the importance of continued support of these values is to simply visit and enjoy one of our many Open Space parks. Treasure them with respect for our natural resources, Open Space Park Regulations and fellow park visitors.

Alderfer/Three Sisters

Apex

Baehrden Lodge Museum

Boettcher Mansion

Cathedral Spires

Centennial Cone

Clear Creek Canyon

Coal Creek Canyon

Crown Hill

Deer Creek Canyon

Elk Meadow

Elk Meadow Dog Off-Leash

Flying J Ranch

Hildebrand Ranch

Hiwan Homestead Museum
  & Heritage Grove

Jeffco Fairgrounds

Lair 'o' the Bear

Lookout Mountain Nature
  Center & Preserve

Matthews/Winters

Meyer Ranch

Mount Falcon

Mount Galbraith

Mount Glennon

Mount Lindo

North Table Mountain

Pine Valley Ranch &
  Baehrden Lodge Museum

Reynolds

South Table Mountain

South Valley

Van Bibber

Welchester Tree Grant

White Ranch

Windy Saddle

TRAIL CONDITIONS: check the Jefferson County Open Space Twitter blog #jeffcotrails and website for up-to-date trail conditions. Learn about trail rating signs: Trails Talk

Open Space Parks:

Alderfer Three Sisters Park - Jefferson County Open Space

1. Alderfer-Three Sisters Park Alderfer/Three Sisters Park

Location: Evergreen, CO

Climbing Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Climbing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 15.3 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Apex Park - Jefferson County Open Space

1. Alderfer-Three Sisters Park Apex Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 9.6 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Cathedral Spires Park - Jefferson County Open Space

1. Alderfer-Three Sisters Park Cathedral Spires Park

Location: Pine, CO

Climbing/Bouldering Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Climbing/Bouldering, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 1.3 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Season: August through February.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Centennial Cone Park - Jefferson County Open Space

1. Alderfer-Three Sisters Park Centennial Cone Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Wildlife Viewing Hunting

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Hunting.

Trails: 16 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Clear Creek Canyon Park - Jefferson County Open Space

5. Clear Creek Canyon Park Clear Creek Canyon Park

Location: Golden, CO

Climbing Fishing Gold Prospecting Hiking Horseback Riding Kayaking Mountain Biking Rafting Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Climbing, Fishing, Gold Prospecting, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: The Peaks to Plains Trail is under construction

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Coal Creek Canyon Park - Jefferson County Open Space

6. Coal Creek Canyon Park Coal Creek Canyon Park

Location: Golden, CO

Trails: no developed trails yet!

Status: This park is NOT YET OPEN to the public. Future vision includes multi-use trails, possible loop-trails, & potential for development of ADA compliant trails ... more info »

Crown Hill Park - Jefferson County Open Space

7. Crown Hill Park Crown Hill Park

Location: Lakewood, CO

Cycling Hiking Picnic Tables Fishing Guided Nature Walks Horseback Riding In-line Skating Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Cycling, Hiking, Picnicking, Fishing, Guided Nature Walks, Horseback Riding, In-line Skating, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 10.1 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Deer Creek Canyon Park - Jefferson County Open Space

8. Deer Creek Canyon Park Deer Creek Canyon Park

Location: Littleton, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 13.4 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Elk Meadow Park - Jefferson County Open Space

9a. Elk Meadow Park Elk Meadow Park

Location: Evergreen, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 16.5 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Elk Meadow Dog Off-Leash Area - Jefferson County Open Space

9b. Elk Meadow Dog Off-Leash Area Elk Meadow Dog Off-Leash Area

Location: Evergreen, CO

Dogs Off-Leash Hiking

Activities: Dog Off-leash Activities

Trails: 3.2 miles of Dog Off-Leash Trails.

Open: sunrise–sunset. ... more info »

Flying J Ranch Park - Jefferson County Open Space

10. Flying J Ranch Park Flying J Ranch Park

Location: Conifer, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.7 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Hildebrand Ranch Park - Jefferson County Open Space

11. Hildebrand Ranch Park Hildebrand Ranch Park

Location: Littleton, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.1 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Hiwan Homestead Museum and Heritage Grove Park - Jefferson County Open Space

12. Hiwan Homestead Museum & Heritage Grove Park Hiwan Homestead Museum & Heritage Grove Park

Location: Evergreen, CO

Hiking Museum Event Hosting Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Museum: Jefferson County History with Educational Programs for Children & Adults.

Heritage Grove Park Activities: Event Hosting, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Open: check hours/seasons ... more info »

Lair O the Bear Park - Jefferson County Open Space

13. Lair o the Bear Park Lair 'o' the Bear Park

Location: Idledale, CO

Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.6 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Lookout Mountain Nature Center Park - Jefferson County Open Space

14. Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve

Location: Golden, CO

Cost: FREE

Interactive Exhibits Hands-On Activities Group Activities Nature Programs Self-Guided Tours Event Hosting Hiking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Nature Center: Interactive Exhibits, "Discovery Corner," School & Group Programs, Nature Programs.

Boettcher Mansion: History Tours (Self Guided), Event Hosting.

Lookout Mtn Preserve: Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 1.4 miles of Hiker-Only Trails.

Open: Year-round ... more info »

Matthews Winters Park - Jefferson County Open Space

15. Matthews-Winters Park Matthews/Winters Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 9.2 miles of Bike-Only & Hiker/Equestrian-Only Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Meyer Ranch Park - Jefferson County Open Space

16. Meyer Ranch Park Meyer Ranch Park

Location: Conifer, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.2 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Mount Falcon Park - Jefferson County Open Space

17. Mount Falcon Park Mount Falcon Park

Location: Indian Hills-Morrison, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Picnic Shelters Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 12.2 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Mount Galbraith Park - Jefferson County Open Space

18. Mount Galbraith Park Mount Galbraith Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.6 miles of Hiker-Only (dogs allowed) Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Mount Glennon Park - Jefferson County Open Space

19. Mount Glennon Park Mount Glennon Park

Location: Morrison, CO

Status: This park is NOT DEVELOPED and is not open to the public. ... more info »

Mount Lindo Park - Jefferson County Open Space

20. Mount Lindo Park Mount Lindo Park

Location: Morrison, CO

Status: This park is NOT YET DEVELOPED and is not open to the public ... more info »

North Table Mountain Park - Jefferson County Open Space

21. North Table Mountain Park North Table Mountain Park

Location: Golden, CO

Climbing Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Climbing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 17.2 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Pine Valley Ranch Park & Baehrden Lodge Museum - Jefferson County Open Space

22. Pine Valley Ranch Park & Baehrden Lodge Museum Pine Valley Ranch Park & Baehrden Lodge Museum

Location: Pine, CO

Museum Fishing Ice Fishing Ice Skating Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Baehrden Lodge (Museum), Fishing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 6 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset.

Reynolds Park - Jefferson County Open Space

23. Reynolds Park Reynolds Park

Location: Conifer, CO

Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 17 miles of Hiker-Only, Equestrian-Only, & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

South Table Mountain Park - Jefferson County Open Space

24. South Table Mountain Park South Table Mountain Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.3 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

South Valley Park - Jefferson County Open Space

25. South Valley Park South Valley Park

Location: Littleton, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Picnic Tables Picnic Shelters Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 7.4 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Van Bibber Park - Jefferson County Open Space

26. Van Bibber Park Van Bibber Park

Location: Arvada, CO

Cycling Hiking Horseback Riding Picnic Tables Picnic Shelters Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 4.8 miles of Equestrian & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Welchester Tree Grant Park - Jefferson County Open Space

27. Welchester Tree Grant Park Welchester Tree Grant Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: .6 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

White Ranch Park - Jefferson County Open Space

28. White Ranch Park White Ranch Park

Location: Golden, CO

Camping Hiking Mountain Biking Horseback Riding Picnic Tables Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 20 miles of Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Windy Saddle Park - Jefferson County Open Space

29. Windy Saddle Park Windy Saddle Park

Location: Golden, CO

Hiking Horseback Riding Hang Gliding & Paragliding Mountain Biking Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Hang Gliding & Paragliding, Wildlife Viewing.

Trails: 5 miles of Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails.

Open: 1 hr before sunrise–1 hr after sunset. ... more info »

Other Jefferson County Parks & Venues

Boettcher Mansion

Jeffco Fairgrounds