Specific Regulations Detail
Mobility Device Guidelines
Jeffco Open Space has adopted guidelines for the use of Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) on Open Space properties as governed by 42 U.S.C. 126, Subchapter II, Part A of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (the “Act”), and 28 C.F.R. Part 35, as amended by the final rule published on September 15, 2010.
The Guidelines are Organized into Five Sections
- Application of the Regulations to Jeffco Open Space Properties;
- Safety Requirements and Criteria for Use of OPDMDs on Jeffco Open Space Properties;
- Inquiry into Disability; and
- Use of Guidelines
Do you have a question about these guidelines? Please contact Jeffco Open Space at 303-271-5925.
We all have a part in creating safe, enjoyable trail experiences. That means sharing the trail and knowing your responsibilities as a trail user.
Travel at a safe speed. Be especially careful when visibility is limited.
Communicate with other trail users. Let others know if your horse is safe to pass.
Don't ride in the mud. If the trail is muddy, try to use an alternate trail. Deep hoof prints make it difficult for others to use the trail.
Hikers & Trail Runners
Listen for and be aware of other trail users and yield with care to equestrians, remaining visible. Horses do not like surprises.
Keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times. The only area where dogs are permitted off leash in Open Space is at the Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-Leash Area.
Avoid stepping off trails.
Yield to all other trail users. Downhill riders should yield to uphill traffic. Anticipate other trail users around corners and blind spots and be prepared to stop and pass safely.
Pass with care and alert other users in advance with a vocal warning.
Keep your bike under control and travel at a safe speed.
Always wear a safety helmet.
Don't ride in the mud or on trails where ruts can be created. Try to use an alternate trail. Skidding and sliding around turns damages the trail.
County ordinance requires that dogs be on a leash. Responsible bicyclists will not ride with dogs, since this can be dangerous.