After conducting a one-year pilot program on the newly constructed Dakota Ridge South Trail at Matthews/Winters Park, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is officially designating the .8 mile section of Dakota Ridge South Trail as mountain bike only, as of November 1, 2019. The pilot program evaluated the challenges and benefits associated with designated use trails. During this time, JCOS collected data, conducted surveys with all visitor types, and solicited feedback about visitors’ overall experience on the trail.
For more information please visit the Designated Use page on our website.
Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and park district projects, has preserved more than 56,000 acres, and manages 27 open space parks and more than 244 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.