Apex Park

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  • DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
  • DO NOT gather in groups larger than 10
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trailheads, trails, and climbing crags
  • Keep dogs on leash at ALL times
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and/or hand washing supplies; many of our parks and restrooms lack running water. Sanitize/wash hands after touching public surfaces such as railings, benches, and handles.
  • FACE COVERING strongly recommended; use when near others or when passing on the trail
  • High-risk visitors, use discretion for park visits and public restroom use

Colorado Safer-at-Home Order
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Apex Park provides a popular, accessible foothills experience minutes from downtown Golden. A stream runs alongside a trail in part of the park, and a dense forest provides shady areas on the west end. This park is popular for mountain biking as it offers more technical trails and a steep challenge up Lookout Mountain.

Directional Use
Apex, Argos and Enchanted Forest Trails are directional-use trails. Bicyclists are required to ride in one direction only (uphill/west) on odd-numbered calendar days.

2017 Apex Park Trail Management Assessment

Apex Park interactive map

Apex Trailhead
121 County Highway 93
Golden, CO 80401

Managing Trails for Safety at Apex Park

Following more than two years of public and visitor engagement, intense in-park education efforts, and field observations, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) has developed a plan to improve trail safety and reduce visitor conflict at Apex Park. This final plan was shaped by many visitor and staff perspectives and demonstrates a true spirit of compromise. The new management plan will take effect in September 2020 and be a 1-year trial basis.

Draft Plan Fact Sheet (PDF)
Presentation from Community Meeting (PPT Download)
Results from Community Meeting Audience Survey (PDF)
Public Comment Period Results (PDF)
Apex Park Management Announcement June 2020 (PDF)
Apex Park Management Map - Final (PDF)
The comment period has closed as of March 25.

Apex Park Facts