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24. South Table Mountain ParkSouth Table Mountain Park

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South Table Mountain Park , Jefferson County Open Space.

View looking north at North Table Mountain from trail on South Table Mountain.

South Table Mountain Park , Jefferson County Open Space.

View looking east over Denver from the top of South Table Mountain.

South Table Mountain Park , Jefferson County Open Space.

View looking west over the front range from the top of South Table Mountain.

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Location Map:

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Access & Parking:

Trailhead & Parking: Pleasant View Community Park, 1220 Kilmer Street, Golden, Colorado

Acreage:

1,472 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Parking.

Elevation:

Approx. 5800 ft. - 6200 ft.

South Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space

South Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Plains Zone & Foothills Zone (above 6000 ft.)

Weather forecast for Golden, Colorado:

Click for the latest Golden weather forecast.

Park Rules:

Trails:

Total: 4.3 miles of trails

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Horseback Riding Mountain Biking

Trail Rules: Multi-Use Trails. Expect other users & share the trails. Stay on the designated trails—this will ensure the quality of the park by preserving plants (including grasslands) and wildlife habitat.

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - More DifficultAncient Palms Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultBasalt Cap Loop

Trail Rating - More DifficultCretaceous Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultTertiary Trail

See also: JCOS Trail Difficulty Ratings

Trail Etiquette: Be aware & expect other trail users. Use a friendly greeting to gain attention when passing. Pass on the left. Yield to traffic traveling uphill when possible. Step off the trail when you are on your cell phone. Read the JCOS guide: Trail Etiquette

Features:

Foothills.

Mountain Mahogany.

Scenic Views:

Views of the Front Range, Golden, & the Denver metro area.

Photos:

Views from South Table Mountain Park

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View north at North Table Mountain from trail on South Table Mountain. (click to enlarge)

South Table Mountain Park - click to enlarge

View north-west looking at the front range from the top of South Table Mountain. (click to enlarge)

South Table Mountain Park - click to enlarge

View east over Denver from the top of South Table Mountain. (click to enlarge)

South Table Mountain Park - click to enlarge

View west over the front range from the top of South Table Mountain. (click to enlarge)

South Table Mountain Park - click to enlarge

View south-west over the front range from the top of South Table Mountain. (click to enlarge)

(July 2014)

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History:

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

South Table Mountain

762

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

South Table Mountain - easements

659

2009

Bond Funds

South Table Mountain - West slope of South Table Mountain

15

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

South Table Mountain

737

2004

Acquisition/Grant

Aquired from Coors; $4 million GOCO grant covered 40% of the purchase cost

Links:

To ensure that you have the most current & accurate information regarding park closures, changes to rules & regulations, or any other changes to the parks or park systems call or visit Jefferson County Parks & Open Space online:

South Table Mountain Park

Jefferson County Open Space: 303.271.5925

Trails Hotline: 303.271.5975

Comments or suggestions for Jefferson County Open Space Staff? Submit them online through the Jeffco Open Space: Contact Form

Jefferson County website: jeffco.us

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Park News:

South Table Mountain Park Projects

Jefferson County Open Space

2013

Starting in late summer 2013, we will build three (3) miles of trail on the western portion of the mesa. Crushed granite will be used for its durability and for water management following rain and snowmelt on the ... read more »

South Table Mountain Park

The Denver Post, Calendar

The dominant features of this Open Space Park are the unusual rock outcroppings that characterize the mesas of the Golden area. A trail leads to the mesa top from a walk-in trailhead at the west terminus of Foothills Circle. Until recently, only a ... ... read more »

South Table Mountain Park

Jefferson County Parks - Open Space

April 2011

As part of the citizens' initiative to establish Open Space in 1972, Jefferson County residents identified South Table Mountain as a key landmark to acquire for 'developing necessary access to, maintaining, administering and preserving oepn space real property interests' ... read more »

South Table Mountain Park Management Plan

May 2008

The Open Space staff completed the preparation of the Management Plan tor South Table Mountain earlier this year and presented it to OSAC at the March 6th Study Session and the April 3rd Regular Meeting. In preparation of the Plan staff held two open houses, met six times with stakeholder groups, and met with golden and Pleasant View staff. ... read more »

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