Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Bijou Spring Pair-Pace Horse jumping event will be held. The event will not be on the main trail, however participants in the event will be crossing the trail at some intersections. Signs and crossing guards will be present.
The five mile loop trail on Dawson Butte Open Space travels through mostly forested areas with open meadows and views of the Front Range Mountains. The trail follows gently rolling terrain and an optional bridle paths include over 60 horse jumps. There is no access to the top of the butte. There are handicapped accessible picnic tables and an overlook trail.
Respect Wildlife – elk, bears, mountain lions, and many other wildlife species call this land home.
5 mile loop
Hiking; horse back riding; mountain biking; snowshoeing; and no motorized vehicles. Pets are allowed on leashes. No motorized vehicles.
Picnic tables, restroom, car parking and parking for 15 horse trailers; no hitch rails, dirt surface parking lot.
1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock. From I-25, take the Plum Creek Parkway exit west and head south five miles on the frontage road; turn right/west at Tomah Road; follow 1.5 miles to the Dawson Butte Ranch entrance on the right.
Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources 303-660-7495