Seasonal 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.