Open Space Upcoming Events

 Education, Outreach and Special Events

Educational programs are important tools for land management and public awareness of Douglas County’s protected properties. Education through interpretive programs and guided hikes teach respect for natural resources and land stewardship, while allowing people to develop a sense of ownership and community service.

  • Educational programs – Several properties serve as ‘classrooms’ for environmental education and historical interpretation. For example, Prairie Canyon Ranch is managed as a working cattle ranch to preserve historic values and protect wildlife habitat, while it also provides unique educational opportunities for students of any age. Topics of study could include plant and animal ecology, Colorado history, agriculture, aquatic studies, geology and geography.
  • Outreach – Staff and volunteers may be available to present special programs or displays for events, or provide an overview and history of the Division to various organizations.
  • Special Events – Events such as horse rides, guided hikes, celebrations, or educational demonstrations can be hosted at one of the open space properties.

Hike/snowshoe on Bald Mountain and True Mountain – EVENT IS FULL

Please contact Amy Graziano at or 303.688.8025 to be added to the wait list.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Late Winter Snowshoe/Hike at True and Bald Mountains
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

The hike is full.  To be placed on a wait list please click heree

Please join Douglas Land Conservancy and Douglas County Open Space for a morning on the trails at True and Bald Mountains. Depending on the weather conditions this will be a hike or a snowshoe event. We will be in touch as the event draws near. Hiking is available on this conservation easement property only with guided access during special hikes with Douglas County Open Space.  Because this is a private property, directions to the property will be provided upon registration for this hike.

Guides will lead you through wooded areas on trails that are not maintained for winter conditions. This hike is best suited for intermediate to experienced hikers. The vistas at the peaks offer beautiful viewscapes of Southern Douglas County. Please dress for the weather, bring water and snacks.
The hike is free, but a $10 per person donation to Douglas Land Conservancy is suggested. You may donate online or in person on the day of the hike.  Space is limited.