Sharptail Ridge Trail

Sharptail Ridge Open Space, near Roxborough State Park,
will be closed to all non-hunters Oct. 14 -Nov. 17.

For information on specific dates for bow, muzzleloader and rifle seasons, as well as permit information, please visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s hunting big game.

Bicycles and dogs are prohibited at Sharptail Ridge Open Space by County Resolution and per the conservation easement held by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The 4.6-mile Sharptail Ridge Trail crosses high rolling grasslands, home to a variety of wildlife including elk herds on Douglas County Open Space, as well as Sharptail Ridge Mapthrough the SE portion of Roxborough State Park shrublands. See map for connections to trails in Roxborough State Park, Pike National Forest Trail 800, and Douglas County’s Swallowtail Loops and the Ringtail Trail.

Expect seasonal closures in the Sharptail Ridge Open Space trail segment in the fall to allow for hunting as regulated by the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.

Trail Rating: Moderate based on the length and gently rolling hills

Trail Length: Approximately 4.6 miles, where it connects with Douglas County’s Swallowtail Trail and onto Ringtail Trail.  Connections can lead to the Pike National Forest’s Indian Creek Trailhead, the Colorado Trail, and Roxborough State Park trails

Trail Surface: Natural surface.

Uses: Hiking and horseback riding.  (Bicycles and dogs are prohibited at Sharptail Ridge Open Space by County resolution and per the conservation easement held by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.)

Amenities: Log-cabin style group picnic shelter, port-a-potty, interpretive signs, benches, water spigot, parking for cars and 7 horse trailers (15 with overflow); hitch rails, unpaved parking lot.

Location: From Highway 85 (Santa Fe) turn west onto Titan Parkway and drive 2 miles to Roxborough Park Road; turn left and drive south for 3.7 miles on a gravel road; Sharptail Ridge Trailhead is on the left at 6500 North Roxborough Park Road, Littleton, CO  80118.

Contact: Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources 303-660-7495