Elk Meadow Park

Mountain meadow with an iconic historical barn and pasture, taken by Anne Friant.

True to its name, Elk Meadow Park is the most likely place in the Open Space system to view herds of elk. Trail experiences are diverse including the option for the 4.7-mile difficult hike with a 2,100-foot elevation gain from the Stagecoach Boulevard trailhead to 9,708-foot Bergen Peak.    

Pioneer Trail*

The Pioneer Trail connects Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake through Elk Meadow Park. View Pioneer Trail Map

*Notice: This trail crosses multiple jurisdictions beyond land owned/managed by Jeffco Open Space and may fall under different regulations. 

Elk Meadow Stagecoach Trailhead 
32281 Stagecoach Boulevard
Evergreen, CO 80439

Elk Meadow Lewis Ridge Trailhead
2855 Bergen Peak Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439


Park Regulations

Recreation & Activity Management Guide

Jeffco Non-emergency Number: 303.980.7300

JCOS hosted an informational, virtual community meeting on June 14th, 2023, to update the public on recently completed, ongoing and planned efforts related to forest health and wildfire mitigation, habitat restoration, trail and trailhead improvements and visitor management. A total of 17 people attended the virtual meeting. The recorded meeting presentation and subsequent summary of meeting questions can be viewed below. 

Elk Meadow Park Community Meeting presentation video (YouTube)
Elk Meadow Park Community Meeting Question Summary (PDF)

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