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    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 summertime tours.

    Baehrden tours in 2014 will be on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting June 1 and ending August 31. Tours start each half-hour. Signs will direct you to the starting point.

    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.

     

     

    Last Updated: 4-7-2014