Centennial Cone Park

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  1. CLOSED: Elk Range Trail, including the interior of the park, is closed from February 1 through mid-June to protect elk during their calving season. All other trails are open. Click this link for more information on seasonal wildlife closures.
Seasonal Closure Centennial Cone Park Elk Rearing Map
Trail Closure Alert

Centennial Cone Park offers a near-backcountry experience, with a 12-mile trail loop that challenges stamina, offers sweeping views of Clear Creek and provides the opportunity to see elk and other wildlife over wide expanses.

Alternating Use
On weekends, hike and horseback ride on odd-numbered dates; bike on even-numbered dates. See schedule

Hunting Closure
Centennial Cone Park is our only park that allows a seasonal hunting closure. The park is closed December 1 through January 31. The Centennial Cone Hunting Access Permit (available in August) is due late September.
Learn about hunting licenses for this park and the hunting application process

Centennial Cone Park interactive map

Centennial Cone West Trailhead
2224 Douglas Mountain Drive
Golden, CO 80403
No trailer parking

Ralph Schell Trailhead
3956 Camino Perdido
Golden, CO 80403
Trailer parking permitted

Mayhem Gulch Trailhead
32447 US Highway 6
Golden, CO 80403
No trailer parking

Centennial Cone Park Map
Centennial Cone Park Alternating Use Schedule 2022
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