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Sharptail Ridge Open Space will be closed to the public during hunting season on  Oct. 28 – Nov. 27, 2022.

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Open Space

Dawson Butte Open Space and Trail

Dawson Butte is peaceful and inspiring to visitors, with an open, flowy, curvey trail that follows the natural contours of the land and takes people on adventures through forested areas and meadows. The trail is popular year-round due to the mix of shade and sun throughout the trail.

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Hours

Open one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset.

Address

1753 Tomah Road
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Directions

Trail Information

  • 7.7 miles (5-mile loop and 2.7 miles of extra horse paths with over 60 jumps)
  • Hiking; horseback riding; mountain biking and snowshoeing.
  • Pets are allowed on leashes.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • No water is available on the trail.
  • Dawson Butte trail map

Amenities

  • Handicapped accessible picnic tables
  • Restroom
  • Benches
  • Unpaved parking lot for cars and up to 20 horse trailers
  • Fencing rails
  • No water is available.

Wildlife

  • Respect Wildlife – elk, bears, mountain lions, and many other wildlife species call this land home.