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Colorado Front Range Trail – Douglas County Portion


Open Space Enjoyment and Social Distancing

As you anticipate an enjoyable day on Douglas County Open Space properties, please be aware that some trails, due to the location and terrain, have limited space for remaining socially distant from those other than in your immediate party. Please be aware when you encounter these circumstances, adjust accordingly, and help keep our community safe by adhering to
COVID-19 social distancing requirements.


Colorado Front Range Trail is ideal for both short, medium, and endurance training. The trail connects Columbine, Greenland, Spruce Meadows, and Spruce Mountain Open Spaces.  The Colorado Front Range Trail within Douglas County totals 17-miles.

Hours: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Trail Information:

  • Moderately easy;  with a few moderate areas have noticeable grade changes.
  • 8.5 miles, alongside and across East Plum Creek.
  • All-natural surface except for the cement bridge decks.
  • Bicyclists, hikers, and horseback riders. Dogs must be on-leash.


  • Non-potable water and port-o-lets at the Columbine and Greenland trailheads.


  • Please respect the wildlife on/around the trail which includes elk, bear, mountain lions, and many other wildlife species that call this land home.