Flying J Ranch Park

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SAFER-AT-HOME

  • 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
More JCOS info regarding COVID-19
See COVID-19 closure page for countywide closure info

CLOSED: Forest management work currently happening northern side of park and trails. Closures from M-Th until further notice. See map below for details. Please give crews and vehicles space.  

Enjoy a peaceful three-mile loop among old-growth lodgepole pine, ponderosas and Douglas fir. Flying J Ranch is a great place for picnicking in rustic timber shelters, as well as a favorite destination for snowshoeing.

Forest Management Project

In 2017, JCOS and Denver Mountain Parks (DMP) jointly received funding from the State Fire Assistance program to implement a forest management and restoration project at Flying J Ranch Park. The project will focus on reducing the density of overgrown mixed conifer stands, promoting aspen stands, and restoring ponderosa pine savanna. The risk of catastrophic wildfire will be reduced, while both visitor safety and wildlife habitat will be enhanced.

In summer and fall 2018, Natural Resources staff conducted baseline forest inventories to identify treatment areas and to develop specific management objectives. Staff began removing trees in October 2018, and the project is scheduled to be completed by Winter 2020. Please click the link below for more information, and check back soon for photos, videos, and project updates.

Flying J Ranch Park Forest Project Fact Sheet

Flying J Ranch interactive map

Flying J Ranch Trailhead
9661 County Highway 73
Conifer, CO 80433

Flying J Ranch Shadow Mountain Access
27281 Shadow Mountain Drive
Conifer, CO 80433

Flying J Ranch Park Landscape North Closure Map
Flying J Ranch Park Facts