• Cathedral Spires Park


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  • Steeped in history and mystique, Cathedral Spires has enticed climbers up its 1,200-foot approach for decades. With beautiful cracks and immaculate granite slabs, this area is truly a climbers' paradise.

    Cathedral Spires is home to nesting raptors each spring, when a seasonal closure takes effect. In addition to respecting this closure, please use established trails through Denver Water Board property to preserve what makes Cathedral Spires special. Access trails leading to the base of Cynical Pinnacle are steep.

    Update on Seasonal Closures for Nesting Raptors: Cathedral Spires Park closes to all visitation on March 1 each year for peregrine falcon nesting. In years past, when raptor monitors were able to locate the peregrine falcon “scrape” (nest), Jeffco Open Space sometimes opened a portion of the Cathedral Spires complex to climbing. This year, the entire Cathedral Spires rock complex, including the Dome, remains closed through July to provide protection for fledgling peregrine falcons when they are just leaving the nest, are learning to fly and hunt, and are most vulnerable. Please be aware of this important, resource-based decision, and plan your climbing trips accordingly. Violation of the nesting raptor protection closure could result in a summons and $100 fine.

    Getting There

    From Denver: Travel south on US 285 for 14.5 miles from C-470 to the Foxton Road exit. Travel south under the highway for 8.2 miles, then turn right on Platte River Road (County Road 96) and travel 2.4 miles to the parking lot on the north side of the road.


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    Acres: 788

    Trail Miles: 1.3

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