Pike Hill Open Space

This forested, 308-acre property rises from the western side of Nelson Ranch and serves as a connection between open space and the Pike National Forest.  Douglas firs, scattered Ponderosa pines and Gambel oaks blanket the steep hillsides. There is a trail connection from the Nelson Ranch, through Pike Hill, to the Pike National Forest.

Year acquired: 2002
Acres: 308
Land Category: Douglas County Open Space
Conservation Tool: Fee simple purchase by Douglas County Open Space
Cost: $920,000 by Douglas County
Partners: Douglas County $501,000, Colorado Division of Wildlife $750,000, Great Outdoors Colorado $449,000, Friends of Roxborough $1,000
Location: North of  State Highway 67 at the forest boundary, and west of the Nelson Ranch Open Space. Access will be via the Sharptail Trail, with the trailhead four miles south of Titan Road on Roxborough Park Road, greater than 8 miles in.  Another access is planned to connect the property and its trail from the Indian Creek Trailhead and trail in the Pike National Forest, approximately 4-5 miles in.