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Jefferson County Open Space – Continued

Golden/ Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve: 2.2 miles of trails on 110 acres off Colorow Road. Interactive exhibits on animal and plant life; access Beaver Brook Trail west, Chimney Gulch Trail east in Windy Saddle. Adjacent to historic Boettcher Mansion.

 

Golden/Lookout Mountain—Windy Saddle Park: 4.45 miles of trails on 1,067 acres. Upper and lower parking off Lariat Trail Scenic Drive/Lookout Mountain Road, rugged trail up historic Chimney Gulch connects with historic Beaver Brook Trail.

 

Red Rocks Hogback—Matthews/Winters Park: 6.6 miles of trails on 1,127.3 acres. South of I-70 exit 259 off state Hwy 26 to Morrison. Foothills environment, connects with Red Rocks Park and Dinosaur Ridge.

 

Pioneer Trail: Bergen Park south adjacent Evergreen Parkway to Evergreen Lake, then east under Hwy 73/74 to downtown Evergreen.

 

Evergreen—Elk Meadow Park: 11.7 miles of trails on 1,650.5 acres off Evergreen Parkway, connects with Denver’s Bergen Peak and Colorado Wildlife area.

 

Evergreen—Alderfer/Three Sisters Park: 12.5 miles of trails on 1,100 acres. It connects with Blair Ranch and Elephant Butte to the west, and Dedisse Park and Evergreen Lake to the east.

 

Evergreen—Hiwan Homestead Museum: 17-room rustic log mansion with historic outbuildings, west of Hwy 74 on Meadow Drive at 4208 Timbervale Dr. 303-674-6262.

 

Conifer—Flying J Ranch Park: 3.9 miles of trails on 318 acres, off County Hwy 73.

 

Bear Creek Canyon—Lair o’ the Bear: 4.1 miles of trails on 319 acres, between Kittredge and Idledale on Hwy 74. 1.5 miles of Bear Creek frontage with fishing pier, loop trails on both sides of Bear Creek.

 

Indian Hills/Morrison—Mount Falcon Park: 11.2 miles of trails on 2,130-acres. West trailhead off Parmalee Gulch Rd. East trailhead is off Hwy 8 to Forest Ave and north of Vine Ave. Magnificent vistas, interpretive signs of historic ruins, restrooms, shelters, picnic tables.

 

Southwest JeffCo—Deer Creek Canyon Park: 12.2 miles of trails on 1,881.5 acres, southwest of South Deer Creek Canyon Road and Grizzly Drive. Scrub oak habitat, wildlife includes deer, elk, mountain lion, bear and numerous bird species, vistas of plains and cities.

 

Southwest JeffCo—Pine Valley Ranch Park: 4.6 miles of trails on 820 acres. South of Hwy 285 at Pine Junction on County Rd 126 to Pine. Historic lodge, ice skating, fishing, trails access Pike National Forest.

 

South JeffCo—Reynolds Park: 5.3 miles of trails on 1,260 acres. South of Hwy 285 on Foxton Rd 5.5 miles to park. Elkhorn Trail, Casto Creek near, overnight camping by permit. 303-271-5925

 

Conifer—Meyer Ranch Park: 3.0 miles of trails on 397 acres, east of Aspen Park at U.S. Hwy 285 off South Turkey Creek Rd, trails through meadows and forested slopes, scenic overlooks, wildflowers and wildlife include deer, elk, coyote.

 

South JeffCo—South Valley Park: 1.5 miles of trails on 909 acres. C-470 to Ken Caryl Ave and South Valley Road. Sensitive geological formations and wildlife habitat, links to Deer Creek Canyon Park and Chatfield State Park.

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