Sharptail Ridge Trail

Sharptail-Ringtail view

Sharptail Ridge Map


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 through 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 Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Trail Rating:
Moderate based on 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.


Hiking and horseback riding; NOTE: Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations prohibit bicycles and dogs at Sharptail Ridge Trailhead or on the Sharptail Ridge Trail.


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


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 gravel road; Sharptail Ridge Trailhead is on the left at 6500 North Roxborough Park Road, Littleton, CO  80118.

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