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. The trail skirts rocky caprock on the northern spur. A 17-acre off-leash dog area is west of the main trailhead.
Glendale Farm Open Space has a 13-acre dog off-leash park that is perfect for burning some of Fido’s energy. The dog park is adjacent to 1.6 miles of Glendale Trail, where dogs are required to be on a leash to protect the sensitive habitat of the area.
Trail Rating: Moderately easy; some short climbs that may be more challenging; about 200 feet of elevation change.
Trail Surface: Natural surface
Uses: Multi-use: horses, mountain bikes and hiking; dogs must be on leash
Amenities: Port-a-potty, benches, picnic tables, 17-acre dog park, parking for cars and 3 horse trailers (dependent upon use); no hitch rails, dirt surface parking lot.
Location: From the South – Exit 188 Castle Pines, go over the highway to the east and then north 2 miles to 12300 South Havana St. From the North – Exit 192 Ridgegate, go east under the highway and then south 2 miles to 12300 South Havana St on the east side.