Open Space Properties

 Please remember the following while visiting parks, trails and open space during this time:
DC Parks and Trails require proper permitting prior to any organized use County Field, Parks and Trails. Douglas County parks, trails and open spaces are open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities. Please practice social distancing at all times.   For further guidelines visit Douglas County Variances.

View all County Open Space Properties with public and limited access on the Douglas County Open Space, Parks and Trails Interactive Map.

hikers on colorado front range trail in douglas county   Colorado Front Range Trail
connects Columbine, Greenland, Spruce Meadows, and Spruce Mountain Open Spaces.  The Colorado Front Range Trail within Douglas County totals 17-miles.
Columbine Open Space   Columbine Open Space and Trail

2 Faraway Pl
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Horseback riders on Dawson Butte Open Space Trail   Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space and Trail
1753 Tomah Rd
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Autumn trees on Dupont Open Space   DuPont Open Space is a hidden gem. In the spring, when the grasses tickle your legs, and the birds are singing, it is easy to forget you are near the city.  Beware of mosquitoes!
Glendale Farms Open Space Sunset overlook   Glendale Farm Open Space, Dog Park and Trail
12300 S Havana St
Castle Rock, CO 80108
1.6 mile trail
Greenland Ranch Barn   Greenland Open Space, Dog Park, and Trail
1532 E Noe Rd
Larkspur, CO 80118
  Hidden Mesa Open Space and Trail
3217 CO-8
Franktown, CO 80116
1,224 acres / 4.7 miles of trail
Lincoln Mountain Open Space bench along hiking trail   Lincoln Mountain Open Space and Trail
7333 Jones Rd
Larkspur, CO 80118
876 acres / 8.3 miles of trail
Sun rays peaking through rock formations on Nelson Ranch in Douglas County   Nelson Ranch Open Space and Trail
6500 Roxborough Park Rd
Sedalia, CO 80135
695 acres / 2.6 miles of trail
Image coming soon.   Pfeifer Open Space and Trail accommodates a portion of the Cherry Creek Regional, connecting under Highway 86 near Franktown. This small property protects riparian habitat along Cherry Creek.
Swallowtail Nelson Ranch   Pike Hill Open Space and Trail
6500 Roxborough Park Rd
Sedalia, CO 80135
308 acres / 8 miles of trail
Prairie Canyon Ranch at sunset with barn, old fence, pond and teepee in background   Prairie Canyon Ranch Open Space  Public access is by appointment.
4620 CO-83
Franktown, CO 80116
978 acres
Drone view of Sandstone Ranch Guided Horseback Ride   Sandstone Ranch and Trail
For driving direction to the trailhead click here.
12 miles of trail
Sharptail Ring view from top of bluff   Sharptail Ridge Trail
Expect seasonal closures in the Sharptail Ridge Open Space trail segment in the fall to allow for hunting as regulated by the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.  Bicycles and dogs are prohibited on this trail.
Spruce Meadows Sunset   Spruce Meadows Trail connects Spruce Mountain and Greenland Open Spaces.
The BIG parking lot is ideal for horse trailers. 
Biking at Spruce Mountain   Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail
13415 Spruce Mountain Rd
Larkspur, CO 80118
1,390 acres / 8.5 miles of trail
Two Bridges Open Space and Trail   Two Bridges Open Space and Trail
4728 Fox Sparrow Rd
Parker, CO 80134
10.4 miles of trail