Lookout Mountain Preserve and Nature Center 

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NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 health concerns Lookout Mountain Nature Center facilities will be closed until further notice. All scheduled education classes, programs, and public meetings are also canceled for the safety of our employees, volunteers, and community.

Lookout Mountain Nature Center staff and volunteer naturalists inspire kids and adults to connect with the natural world. Interactive exhibits take visitors on a tour of the flora and fauna of the foothills ecosystem. Kids enjoy a hands-on play room and observation room. The Nature Center offers free naturalist-led programs in every season for individuals, families, and schools and groups. Visitors can also enjoy a walk through the nature preserve while visiting. 

Beaver Brook Trail provides hiker only connections to Windy Saddle Park and Denver Mountain Parks’ Genesee Park.

Educational Programs
Jeffco Open Space Educators offer programs throughout the year covering the county’s wildlife, plants, history and more!

Lookout Mountain Preserve interactive map

Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401


Summer Hours
(Memorial Day –Labor Day)
Closed Monday
Tuesday–Friday: 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed Monday
Tuesday – Friday:
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lookout Mountain Preserve
Open daily, one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Hiker only. 

Beaver Brook Trail*

Beaver Brook Trail is a challenging hiker only trail connecting Clear Creek Canyon Park, Denver Mountain Parks' Genesee Mountain Park, and Windy Saddle Park. View Beaver Brook Trail Map

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

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