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  • North Table Mountain Park


    A seasonal closure of Rim Rock Trail is in effect until July 31. A section of Mesa Top Trail is closed due to flood damage. See closure map Adobe PDF Icon.

    Lava flows formed North Table Mountain and it sister mesa, South Table Mountain, about 60 million years. Today, North Table Mountain Park visitors enjoy panoramic views, 15-plus miles of trails and an above-it-all natural escape.

    The mesa is habitat for prairie dogs and a population of 80 to 100 mule deer. Golden eagles and red-tailed hawks nest in the mesa cliffs. A seasonal closure of Rim Rock Trail from March 1 to July 31 allows raptors to successfully fledge. Shore birds and ducks ply three seasonal ponds that dot the top of the mountain. Rattlesnakes are common, and shade is scarce. See our Snakebite Prevention and First Aid Guide, and carry plenty of water.
     
    Lichen Peak Trail allows hikers to ascend to the park's highest peak. The Golden Cliffs Trail provides climbers with access to routes on southern cliff walls in the park and Golden Cliffs Preserve. The Access Fund External Link Icon owns and manages this 29-acre area (see directions External Link Icon).

    Getting There

    The trailhead is north of Golden on State Highway 93, just north of Pine Ridge Road. There are six dedicated spaces for horse trailers. Left turns are not permitted when leaving the parking lot and turning onto Highway 93.


     

     

    Last Updated: 3-10-2014