DC Outdoors

One of the reasons you love Douglas County in the first place.

* Spruce Mountain Parking Lot Temporary Closure *
Due to expansion of the parking lot, it is necessary to place a temporary closure of the lot on Tuesday, August 16 through Friday, August 19.
This expansion will provide 70 more parking spaces for our visitors.
Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Douglas County Open Space, Parks and Trails Interactive Map
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Douglas County Open Space, Parks and Trails Interactive Map
Douglas County Open Space, Parks and Trails Interactive Map


You don’t need to look at these photographs to know just how lucky we are to live in Douglas County. All you have to do is look out the window.

There are hundreds of miles of trails out there to hike, bike or explore on horseback. There’s Castlewood Canyon, Chatfield and Roxborough State Parks. Over 48,000 acres of protected Open Space. And our hefty share of the million-acre Pike National Forest.

We have maps to help you navigate almost all of it. Plus a list of activities, events and local parks, including the ones that invite your four-legged friends to romp in off leash. We can help you obtain park passes, reserve picnic shelters or athletic fields, and show you how to benefit from our investment in miles of Open Space.

Of course, there are rules and regulations for the safety of all, and we can tell you those, too. You can also read how we’re protecting wildlife with habitat preservation, animal management and migration corridors and underpasses. Because it wouldn’t be as much fun if you couldn’t share it all with our original residents.

Enjoy the views.