• Jeffco Open Space Trail Assessments

     

  • With well over 2 million visitors each year to Jeffco Open Space, taking care of existing parks and trails is our top priority. In order to do this job effectively and efficiently, Jeffco Open Space implemented an annual trails assessment. This snapshot in time will help to develop work plans and priorities for trail maintenance, identify opportunities for volunteer stewardship projects by groups or as a special event, and communicate to visitors where maintenance will be occurring. The table below shows the trail assessments by park, any related closures, as well as volunteer opportunities associated with projects.

    For more information on the annual trails assessment read the April 2015 issue of Outdoor Insights.

     

    Trails Assessment
    Map

     

    Workplan

     

    Closures

     

    Volunteer Project 

     
    Alderfer Three Sisters Park

    Sisters Trail: Potential reroute of switchback section

    No

    No

    Apex Park    

    Apex Trail (upper western): Potential elevated boardwalk/turnpike

    No

    No

    Cathedral Spires Park

    Climbing access to Cynical Pinnacle: Reroute/improvements

    No

    No

    Centennial Cone Park

    No current repairs needed

    Yes

    No

    Clear Creek Canyon Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    Crown Hill Park

    Trail on South side of Kestrel pond: Potential elevated boardwalk

    No

    No

    Deer Creek Canyon Park

    Plymouth Creek Trail: Two switchbacks slated for rebuild/reroute. Southwest part of trail - clear/replace culverts, fix trail erosion

    No

    No

    Elk Meadow Park

    Too Long Trail: Rebuild switchbacks. Bergen Peak Trail: rebuild switchbacks, and section slated for reroute by DMP. 

    No

    No

    Flying J Ranch Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    Hildebrand Ranch Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    Lair 'o the Bear Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    Matthews Winters Park

    Cherry Gulch on Red Rocks Trail: Possible reroute. Red Rocks Trail: Possible reroute or check dam installation. Morrison Slide Trail: Switchback repair.

    No

    No

    Meyer Ranch Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    Mount Falcon Park

    Two Dog Trail: Reroute needed. Parmalee Trail: Bring tread depth and width back to standard.

    No

    No

    Mount Galbraith Park

    Mount Galbraith Loop: Bring tread width back to standard, and 350ft slated for reroute. Cedar Gulch Trail: Bring tread width back to standard, and minor rock work.

    No

    No

    North Table Mountain Park

    Mesa Top Trail: New culvert installation, terraced rock wall construction, rock step construction. System wide: bog bridge construction in historic muddy areas.

    No 

      No

    Pine Valley Ranch Park

    Railroad Depot Area: Crusher fine filled in.

    No

    No

    Reynolds Park

    North Fork Trail: Noxious and invasive weed mitigation.

    No

    No

    South Table Mountain Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    South Valley Park

    No current repairs needed

    No

    No

    Van Bibber Park

    Neighborhood Access on Southwest end: Slated for reroute. North natural surface trail: Reduce braiding and add crusher fine. Northwestern half of natural surface trail: Possible culvert replacement, rut repair.

    No

    No

    Welchester Tree Grant Park

    Main trail (Eastern): New crusher top dressed. Main trail (Western): Stair repair.

    No

    No

    White Ranch Park

    Longhorn Trail: Future reroute. Belcher Hill Trail: Recreate out-slope, add erosion control feature. Mustang Trail (upper): Recreate out-slope, add erosion control feature.

    No

    No

    Windy Saddle Park

    Chimney Gulch (switchbacks): Rebuild. Chimney Gulch: Install erosion control devices above uphill bridge site. Lookout Mountain Trail: Redefine trail corridor, possible rock work. 

    No

    No