Windy Saddle Park

Scenic mountainscape view of Windy Saddle Park, taken by Anne Friant.

Paragliders and hang gliders take flight from 7,059-foot Mount Zion, mountain bikers churn along Chimney Gulch Trail and hikers have Beaver Brook Trail to explore. The trail system connects to Lookout Mountain Nature Center, which has its own trails in a preserve. Cyclists dissect the park on their climb up Lookout Mountain Road, a 4.3-mile ride of passage with a 1,200-foot elevation gain. The park lives up to its name, with strong drafts blowing down from the Continental Divide. The wind conditions are renowned among hang gliders and paragliders. These high-risk activities require fulfilling requirements from the United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association and completing a waiver.

Windy Saddle Trailhead
1277 Lookout Mountain Road
Golden CO 80401

Windy Saddle Chimney Gulch Access
1678 Lookout Mountain Road
Golden CO 80401

Windy Saddle Colorow Point Access
1075 Colorow Road
Golden CO, 80401


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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