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Columbine Open Space and Trail

 

Columbine Open Space Entry Traffic Access due to Construction in October and November

Deer guards will be installed at the Columbine Open Space entry road as part of the wildlife exclusionary fence construction as part of the I-25 GAP project.  The installation is tentatively scheduled for mid to late October and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.  Daytime traffic into Columbine, during the installation, will be reduced to one-way traffic with a flagman.   The entry road will be barricaded with no access during nighttime hours.

 

Columbine is a family-friendly trail system, former farm property along East Plum Creek with picnic amenities and old farm buildings. The two wide trail loops allow visitors to hike side-by-side and is part of the Colorado Front Range Trail.

Address: 2 Faraway Place, Castle Rock, Co 80104

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

Trail Information:

  • Easy, with a short climb on the south loop.
  • Crushed concrete and small crusher fines loop near barn area
  • Two trail loops, approximately 1.5 miles each that are part of and connect to the Colorado Front Range Trail (south to Larkspur, Greenland, Palmer Lake and Colorado Springs).
  • Multi-use: horses, mountain bikes and hiking
  • Dogs are not allowed.

Amenities:   

  • Picnic shelter
  • Composting toilets
  • Interpretive signs
  • Unpaved parking lot for cars and 5 horse trailers
  • No hitch rails

Wildlife: 

  • Wildlife habitat for deer, elk, and a variety of birds, reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and fish.
  • The East Plum Creek area of Columbine Open Space is also habitat for the federally threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.