The Open Space experience will be quite a bit different on the weekend of August 27 and 28, 2011. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will conclude the sixth and final stage of this international bicycling event in the Golden/Denver area.
The course will find its way adjacent to several Jefferson County Open Space parks and the typical outdoor recreation experience will be affected by numbers of spectators for the race as well as impacts to trailheads and resources. Open Space Parks that could see overwhelming use are Apex Park, Crown Hill Park, North Table Mountain Park, Windy Saddle Park, Matthews/Winters Park, Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, and the Clear Creek Trail between Golden and Wheat Ridge.
Jefferson County Open Space closures
Jefferson County Open Space regulation reminders
- Chimney Gulch Trail and Apex Trail will be closed to bicycle and equestrian traffic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28.
- Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve will close Saturday, August 27 at 5 p.m. and reopen to the public at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 28.
- Hanggliders and Paragliders will not be permitted to launch from Mt. Zion on Sunday, August 28.
Park experiences at North Table Mountain, Windy Saddle, Apex, Matthews/Winters, and Crown Hill Parks and along Clear Creek Trail will be impacted by the number of spectators expected for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Sunday, August 28. To avoid crowds and road closures, plan to visit another Open Space Park on this day.
- Pack out your trash
- No open fires
- Park at designated trailheads
- No overnight parking at Windy Saddle Open Space Park
- No motorized vehicles on trails
- Leave your dog/s at home for the protection of the dogs and the cyclists.
View the Golden stage’s brochure for more USA Pro Cycling Challenge event details.
Roads will be shut down during the race; see CDOT's closure list.
Race course map