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    Additional Trails Reopen Friday at 5 at Apex Park

    On Friday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m., Jeffco Open Space will open additional mileage at Apex Park for trail recreation. Following the historic flooding late last year, staff and volunteers have been working to remove hazards and fix trail treads to reopen this popular park.

    The strategy to address the flood damage is to open Apex Park in phases as evaluation, planning, permitting and initial trail work is completed. Phase 1 was opened to the public on March 14 and included Argos, Pick-N-Sledge, Grubstake and Bonanza Trails for a total of 4.2 miles accessible from the temporary trailhead adjacent to Heritage Square in Golden.

    Phase 2, opening on Friday afternoon, will include the north portion of Sluicebox, Hardscrabble and upper Apex Trail, resulting in an additional 2.3 miles of trail for visitors. With the Phase 2 opening, the trails will now be accessible from Lookout Mountain Road on the west. The condition of the trails is still rough, and visitors are advised to use caution and slower speeds. Recent rains have affected surface conditions and finish work has not been completed.

    Jeffco Open Space staff continue to plan installation of new bridges where damage has been extensive as well as make general progress across the park. Working toward a full Apex Park reopening, Jeffco Open Space thanks the volunteers that have already been involved and those that will be joining future projects to help restore the trails.

    For additional information on Apex Park and the flood damage across Jeffco Open Space Parks and Trails, click here

    Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 to preserve land, protect park and natural resources and provide healthy nature-based experiences. We are funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax that has preserved over 53,000 acres and created 28 regional parks and 227 miles of trails in Jefferson County.

    Thea Rock
    Communications Manager

    May 22, 2014

    Last Updated: 11-17-2014