Adjacent to I-25, the 145-acre property has native chokecherry and wild plum shrubs along an intermittent stream. The trail winds up into Gambel oak shrubland and onto a grassland plain with views of Pikes Peak and the Colorado Front Range. Trail skirts rocky caprock on the northern spur. A 17-acre off-leash dog area is west of the main trail head.
Moderately easy; some short climbs that may be more challenging; about 200 feet of elevation change
1.6 miles, including loop and spur to rocks
Multi-use: horses, mountain bikes and hiking; dogs must be on leash
Port-a-potty, hitching rails, benches, picnic tables, a 17-acre off-leash dog area, parking for cars and horse trailers
From the South – Exit 188 Castle Pines, go north 2 miles on E. Frontage Road.
From the North – Exit 192 Ridgegate, go south 2 miles on E. Frontage Road.
Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources 303.660.7495