Lookout Mountain Preserve and Nature Center 

Field of purple wildflowers with the Nature Center building as a backdrop, taken by Anne Friant.

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 Nature Center 
910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401

[email protected]
720.497.7600

Hours
Monday Thursday CLOSED
Friday Sunday: Open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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Park Regulations

Recreation & Activity Management Guide

Jeffco Non-emergency Number: 303.980.7300

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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