Lookout Mountain Preserve and Nature Center 

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  1. SAFER-AT-HOME

    • DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
    • Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trailheads, trails, and climbing crags
    • DO NOT gather in groups larger than 14
    • 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
    Colorado Safer-at-Home Order

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Hiwan Heritage Park & Museum 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

LMNC@jeffco.us 
720.497.7600

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.

Hours
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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