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  •  Pine Valley Ranch Park


  • Picnic by rippling waters, hear the call of an osprey External Link Icon, take in the light of dawn as it illuminates towering cliffs. Pine Valley Ranch Park offers treasures of yesteryear and inspires memories that last a lifetime.
    Pine Valley Ranch offers 1.3 miles of quiet, easy-to-moderate trails that are hiker-only. Nearly three miles of multi-use trails are open to all. Buck Gulch Trail allows access to the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area External Link Icon in Pike National Forest External Link Icon.   

    The gem of the valley is Pine Lake. Skaters and anglers enjoy the ice when they're not warming by the hearth in a lakeside hut. Anglers can enjoy pier fishing in warmer months. 

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    Living History

    Tucked in among towering ponderosa pines, Baehrden stands sentry over Pine Lake. The 27-room lodge was built for Chicago executive William Baehr and his family in 1927. Since acquiring the lodge with the 820-acre property in 1986, Jeffco Open Space has worked to preserve its exterior. After extensive restoration, visitors are able to enjoy summer tours.   

    Tours for 2015 will be on Sundays starting on June 7 and continuing until August 30. The first tour starts at 11, and the last tour starts at 2:30 p.m. Meet at Baehrden.

    Getting There

    30400 Crystal Lake Rd., Pine External Link Icon
    From U.S. Highway 285, turn south on Pine Valley Road (County Road 126) to Crystal Lake Road. Turn right one mile into the park.