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Posted on: November 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Top Spots for Winter Recreation


Are you looking for some outdoor fun this winter? Check out our favorite winter recreation spots in Jeffco Open Space parks.

  • Flying J Ranch Park – Snow tends to stick around longer and trails are relatively flat, making this a great spot to bring fat tire bikes. Please note possible trail closures due to a current forestry project.
  • Elk Meadow Park – Head toward the tree line for great cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
  • South Valley Park – The trails dry out quickly here, which makes it a good alternative to the muddier trails at nearby Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park. Please note, this is a "Stay on Trail" park.
  • West White Ranch Park – The open meadows are perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
  • Alderfer/Three Sisters Park – The upper parking lot provides access to a landscape of trees interspersed with meadows that are great for hiking, skiing, and sightseeing. A great view of Mt. Evans to the west is visible from Wild Rose Trail.
  • Meyer Ranch Park – The upper trails are a great place to snowshoe, and the meadow is perfect for cross-country skiing and sledding after a good snow.
  • Pine Valley Ranch Park – This park generally sees less snow, so year-round hiking and biking is usually possible.

Please enjoy winter activities responsibly and stay on trail when possible.

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