Designated Use

The Jeffco Open Space park system has over 244 miles of trails. Twenty-seven miles of trail are currently designated for a specific use. 

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The 2018 Jeffco Resident Survey reflected that 75% of respondents were in favor of designating trails for a single type of use. In addition, the 2014-2019 JCOS Master Plan identifies the objective to evaluate different management types on existing trails. Based on these factors, JCOS decided to implement a pilot program to evaluate designated use trails.

Pilot Program

We are conducting a one-year pilot program to evaluate the challenges and benefits associated with designated use trails. As part of this program, two trail segments in the JCOS system have been designated as bike only. This pilot program began in the summer of 2018 and will last approximately one year. During this time, JCOS will be collecting data, conducting visitor surveys, and soliciting feedback on the visitor experience in these areas. The pilot program will help inform the approach to management of designated and multi-use trails.

View PowerPoint from Trails Talk on Feb. 27, 2019


White Ranch Park
On June 18, 2018, a segment of the Longhorn Trail at White Ranch Park was designated as a bike only, and one way. 

Matthews/Winters Park
On November 1, 2018, Dakota Ridge Trail South at Matthews/Winters Park was designated as bike only with a mandatory clockwise direction for movement. This new portion of trail is 0.8 miles.

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Matthews/Winters Park Map