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DC Outdoors

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

Sharptail Ridge Open Space, near Roxborough State Park, will be closed to all non-hunters
Oct. 29 to Nov. 28.
Hunters who have obtained proper permits from the state may hunt deer and/or elk during those time frames. For information on specific dates for bow, muzzleloader and rifle seasons, as well as permit information, visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s webpage on big game hunting
Hunting is not allowed on any other Douglas County Open Space properties. For questions, please contact 303-660-7495.

 Devils Head Recreation area closed until December for utility upgrades
The U.S. Forest Service announced the closure of a popular recreation area in Douglas County until late this year. The Devils Head trailhead, picnic area, fire lookout tower is closed for construction to begin this week. For more information visit

DC Parks and Trails require proper permitting prior to any organized use County Field, Open Space, Park or Trail.

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You don’t have to look far to know why Douglas County is consistently named one of the healthiest Counties in Colorado. All you have to do is look out the window. It’s time to get outdoors and play, because it wouldn’t be as much fun if you couldn’t share it all with our original residents to enjoy the views.

Looking for that get-away feeling, but want to stay close to home? Was outdoor fun with friends or family what you had in mind? Discover Decode Douglas County Outdoors and let the adventure begin.  There are hundreds of miles of trails (don’t forget trail etiquette) out there to hike, bike or explore. There’s Castlewood Canyon, Chatfield and Roxborough State Parks and over 63,000 acres of protected Open Space. And our hefty share of the million-acre Pike National Forest., plus an archery range for public use and an archaeological preserve to tour.

Of course, there are rules and regulations, enforced by Rangers and Land management Specialists, for the safety of all. Please visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office to purchase a parks pass. Geocaching is supported but must be 10 feet off existing trails.  You can also read how we’re protecting wildlife with habitat preservation, animal management, and migration corridors and underpasses.

Enjoy the views!