Open Space Parks – Seasonal Nesting Closures

Cathedral Spires OS park trailSeasonal closures will be implemented at Jeffco Open Space Parks on March 1 through July 31.  Parks where closures will take place are Crown Hill Park in the Wildlife Sanctuary, North Table Mountain Park along Rim Rock Trail, and Cathedral Spires Park climbing area. These annual seasonal closures allow wildlife to successfully nest, rear young, or survive a critical time in their lifecycles with minimal human disturbance.

In addition, four rock-climbing crags in Clear Creek Canyon Park are currently closed to protect nesting golden eagles. The areas known as Stumbling Block, Bumbling Block and Skinny Legs/Blonde Formation are all within one-quarter mile of an established nesting area with bolted climbing routes directly blow it. These crags are located west of Tunnel One in Clear Creek Canyon and will remain closed through mid-May.

Jeffco Open Space monitoring volunteers, natural resources staff and park rangers will monitor these sites and enforce the closures.  Help us protect the wildlife that make Jeffco Open Space Parks and Trails the extraordinary places that enrich our lives.

Clear Creek Canyon OS park rock-climbingFor questions or additional information, contact Jeff Golden, Communications Assistant, Jeffco Open Space:

303-271-5903 direct

720-556-3354 mobile


About the author /

Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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