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Photo of Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park.

Photo of Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park.

Photo of Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park.

Photo of Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Wildflowers at Centennial Cone Park.

Photo of Travois Trail at Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Travois Trail at Centennial Cone Park. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

Photo of Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Centennial Cone Park. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

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Location Map:

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Access & Parking:

North Access: 4306 Camino Perdido, Golden, CO 80403

West Access: 2234 Douglas Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80403

West Trailhead: Mayhem Gulch Trailhead, Golden, CO 80403

Acreage:

3,357 Acres

Park Hours/Seasons:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Photo - Elk in Jefferson County

CLOSED: February 1 — mid-June.

Portions of the park are closed seasonally due to Elk winter range and calving; closures may last into mid-June & includes the park interior & Elk Range Trail.

More info: Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1 (Jeffco Open Space)

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Hunting Hunting - learn more: Hunting in Centennial Cone Park

Amenities:

Restrooms (at North Access & West Access), ADA Parking, Equestrian Trailer Parking (North Access only).

Elevation:

Approx. 7000 ft. - 8500 ft.

Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Centennial Cone Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone & Montane Zone (above 8000 ft)

Weather forecast for Golden, Colorado:

Click for the latest Golden weather forecast.

Park Rules:

Trails:

Total: 16 miles of Multi-use Trails.

Hiking Mountain Biking Horseback Riding

Trail Rules:

Weekends: Hikers & Equestrians on odd-numbered days; Bikers on even-numbered days.

See: 2016 Alternating Use Schedule for Centennial Cone Park.

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - More DifficultElk Range Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultEvening Sun Loop Trail - 12 mile loop.

Trail Rating - More DifficultMayhem Gulch Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultJuniper Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultTravois Trail

See also: JCOS Trail Difficulty Ratings

Trail Etiquette: Be aware & expect other trail users. Use a friendly greeting to gain attention when passing. Pass on the left. Yield to traffic traveling uphill when possible. Step off the trail when you are on your cell phone. Read the JCOS guide: Trail Etiquette

Trail Connections to other Parks:

1. Mayhem Gulch Trail connects to Clear Creek Canyon Park

Features:

Elk Creek

Elk Winter Range

Centennial Cone Park in 2015 Click to see more photos of Centennial Cone Park.

Centennial Cone Park in 2014 Click to see more photos of Centennial Cone Park.

Centennial Cone Park in 2009 Click to see more photos of Centennial Cone Park.

Centennial Cone Park - more historical photos Click to see more photos of Centennial Cone Park.

Photos:

Centennial Cone Park in 2015

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (Sept. 2015)

Centennial Cone Park - Wildflowers - click to enlarge

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (June 2015)

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Centennial Cone Park in 2014

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (June 2014)

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Centennial Cone Park in 2009

Centennial Cone Park - Wildflowers - click to enlarge

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (Sept. 2009)

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Centennial Cone Park - more historical photos

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier

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History:

The exceptionally beautiful and unique area around and including Centennial Cone was purchased in 2001. The property encompassed 3,369 acres and was acquired by Jefferson County Open Space through purchases from Peter Goltra, Josephine Hayes, Robert Angel, Gloria Ann McCoy, and Leroy Jacobs. The park opened to the public in 2005.

More about the history of Centennial Cone Open Space Park: Centennial Cone (News)

In 2009 Open Space constructed Mayhem Gulch trailhead for Centennial Cone Park along Clear Creek.

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

Centennial Cone Park - additional

487

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

Centennial Cone Park

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

Centennial Cone Park

2001

Purchase


Links:

To ensure that you have the most current & accurate information regarding park closures, changes to rules & regulations, or any other changes to the parks or park systems call or visit Jefferson County Parks & Open Space online:

Centennial Cone Park (at jeffco.us)

Jefferson County Open Space: 303.271.5925

Trails Hotline: 303.271.5975

Comments or suggestions for Jefferson County Open Space Staff? Submit them online through the Jeffco Open Space: Contact Form

Jefferson County website: jeffco.us

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