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Open Space Alerts

7 Alerts
October 13, 2020 7:00 AM

REOPEN: Deer Creek Canyon Park and Black Bear Trail has reopened

REOPEN: Deer Creek Canyon Park and Black Bear Trail are reopen following an investigation by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. As always, mountain lion activity remains possible. Park visitors are encouraged to be prepared for anything when visiting the parks;...

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September 2, 2020 2:30 PM

CLOSED: CO-74 b/t Morrison & Idledale closed for rockfall mitigation weekdays 9/2/2020 - 2/28/2021

Road work between Morrison and Idledale will affect access to Lair o' the Bear Park for rock fall mitigation work. Work in Bear Creek Canyon will begin on September 2, 2020 and go until February 28, 2021. Rockfall mitigation will involve week day full...

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July 27, 2020 5:00 PM

NOTICE: Elk Meadow Park - Fire mitigation work along a segment of Stagecoach Blvd from 7/28-11/30

NOTICE: Crews will be conducting fire mitigation work along a segment of Stagecoach Blvd at Elk Meadow Park July 28 through November 30. This project will reduce wildfire risk and increase the safety of firefighter response and resident evacuation along...

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May 15, 2020 2:10 PM

CLOSED: Campgrounds Closed. New camping reservations suspended until further notice

CLOSED: Campgrounds closed. Due to high park visitation, Jeffco Open Space will be suspending all new camping reservations until further notice. The increased visitation has demanded staff resources, as well as campground management taking Park Rangers...

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March 16, 2020 5:11 PM

CLOSED: Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Lookout Mtn Nature Center and Hiwan Museum closed

There is an expanding global outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, named COVID-19. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is preparing for and aggressively managing this outbreak in collaboration with other national, state,...

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February 2, 2020 5:00 PM

CLOSED: Weekday closures at Flying J Ranch Park

CLOSED: Forest management work is currently happening at Flying J Ranch Park on the northern side of the park and trails. There will be closures from Monday through Thursday until further notice. Please give crews and vehicles space. See the map for...

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December 17, 2019 4:31 PM

CLOSED: Parking lots at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon Park and Tunnel 1 closed for construction

CLOSED: The parking lot at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon Park off U.S. Hwy 6, near Hwy 58, and Hwy 93, as well as the parking lot near Tunnel 1 will be closed until spring 2021 (weather dependent) for construction of the next segment of the Peaks to...

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