Seasonal Wildlife Closures Begin Feb. 1

Centennial Cone Park. Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park, including the interior of the park, is closed from February 1 through mid-June to protect elk during their calving season. All other trails are open.

Clear Creek Canyon Park. Portions of Clear Creek Canyon Park near Mile Marker 270 are closed to all public use uphill of US Highway 6 from February 1 through July 31 to protect raptor nesting territory. This closure includes the following rock climbing sites: Bumbling Stock, Stumbling Block, Skinny Legs, Blonde Formation and Ghost crag. The Fault Caves are also included in this closure.Portions of Clear Creek Canyon Park, near Tunnel 2, are closed to all public use uphill of US Highway 6 from February 1 through July 31 to protect raptor nesting territory. This closure includes the following rock climbing sites: Highlander, Evil Area, and Tetanus Garden.

North Table Mountain Park. Rim Rock Trail at North Table Mountain Park is closed from February 1 through July 31 to protect raptor nesting territory and ground-nesting bird habitat.

Cathedral Spires Park. Cathedral Spires Park is closed from March 1 through July 31 to protect raptor nesting territory.

Crown Hill Park. The Crown Hill Park National Urban Wildlife Refuge is closed from March 1 through June 30 to protect nesting and brooding waterfowl.
Each year Jeffco Open Space uses seasonal wildlife closures at the parks to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles.
Seasonal wildlife closures apply to all park visitors and all types of visitation. (Source: Jeffco Open Space)

About the author /


Post your comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Front Page News Sections

Main News Sections

Registered Users

  •  Login

  •  Register

Subscribe to Front Page News

Subscribe to the PLAN Jeffco Front Page News section and receive email notifications when new articles are added:

Get Connected

Join or Give

Please support PLAN Jeffco in an ongoing effort to ensure the conservation of our open spaces in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Become a PLAN Jeffco member today! Yearly membership is only $35; that’s less than $3 a month to help preserve and promote Jefferson County Open Space.

•  Membership

•  Donate

•  Volunteer

•  Land Bequeathments

•  Contact Us

•  About Us