Flying J Ranch Park

Flying J Ranch Park Header Photo by Jen Coffey


  • DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
  • FACE COVERING required  when 6' distance can't be maintained when using the restroom, at the trailhead, and/or when passing others on the trail
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trailheads, trails, and climbing crags
  • DO NOT gather in groups larger than 10
  • 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.
  • High-risk visitors, use discretion for park visits and public restroom use

Jeffco Public Health Order - Face Covering
Colorado Executive Order - Face Covering
Colorado Safer-at-Home Order
More JCOS info regarding COVID-19

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

2020 Jeffco Open Space Firewood Sale

2020 Jeffco Open Space Firewood Sale_2

Jeffco Open Space is pleased to announce our 2020 Firewood Sale at Flying J Ranch Park. Purchase of firewood sale permits will only be offered online. Permits will be available for online purchase starting at 9:00 A.M. on August 10, 2020. The dates of the sale are September 12–13, September 19–20, and September 26–27. A total of 40 (two hour) slots will be available for each day of the sale. A permit costs $25 with a strict limit of two permits per customer. An additional fee of $25 will apply for filling a truck and a trailer.  Please note that before you purchase a permit, you will first need to create an account.

Create an Account and Purchase Permits here

For written instructions on how to purchase a firewood sale permit or create an account, visit: Firewood Sale Purchase Instructions

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 Forestry Work Northern Closure Map
Flying J Ranch Park Facts