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Nelson Ranch Open Space


Behind the hogback, south of Roxborough State Park, this open space protects a variety of wildlife habitats.  Nelson Ranch is accessible from the Sharptail Open Space and Trail at Roxborough Park Road.

Size: 695 acres

Hours: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset

Property/Trail Information:

  • hiking and horseback riding
  • Mountain biking is accessible from the Pike National Forest
  • The trail will lead to two loops, totaling about 2.6 miles round trip.
  • Ringtail Trail branches off to the southwest from the Swallowtail trail