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6 Coal Creek Canyon ParkCoal Creek Canyon Park

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Coal Creek Canyon Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Coal Creek Canyon Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

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Location Map:

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Current Status of the Park:

This park is NOT YET OPEN to the public.

The future vision for Coal Creek Canyon Park incorporates the protection of critical widlife habitats for bear, elk, bobcat, deer & mountain lion; protection of designated conservation sites; protection of the scenic values of the mountain backdrop; and the development of trail opportunities. Future trails will be natural surface for non-motorized uses.

Read: Park Vision for Coal Creek Canyon Park

Access & Parking:

None yet! Future trailhead(s) are planned in the area of Highway 72 (Coal Creek Canyon Road), Plainview Road and Blue Mountain Drive.

Acreage:

5,492 Acres

Park Hours:

None yet!

Activities:

None yet! Future plans include multi-use trails; possible loop-trails; & the potential for development of ADA compliant trails (due to topography of some areas of the park). See below for a February 2016 Park News update.

Amenities:

None yet! Future plan includes Restrooms, Trails, Picnic Areas, ADA accessibility.

Elevation:

Approx. 7600 ft. - 8800 ft.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone & Montane Zone (above 8000 ft.)

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Park Rules:

Trails:

Total: 0 miles (trails not yet developed!)

Future: multi-use trails are planned; possible loop-trails; & potential for development of ADA compliant trails (due to topography of some areas of the park).

Trail Connections to other Parks:

Future: possible future connections to surrounding parks including White Ranch Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, City of Boulder Open Space parks (to the north), and the Rocky Flats area (to the east).

Photos:

Flood Damage in Coal Creek Canyon (Sept. 2013):

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History:

On December 15, 2011 Open Space closed on the 613-acre Booth-Rogers property. The Northeast portion of the property is adjacent to the undeveloped Coal Creek Canyon Park and the South boundary connected to White Ranch Park via two trail easements. The property at one time was much larger and served as a cattle ranch. It had been in the Booth family for 127 years. In the early days, a wagon road passed through the property as an alternate route from Denver and Boulder to Central City. Open Space had an easement on 619 acres adjacent to the west of the property. The easement, a 344 acre strip through the center of the Booth-Rogers property, and 119 acres adjacent to the north of the property were owned by a single ownership who were planning development. The sale was completed early in 2016 and adds 1076 acres to Coal Creek Canyon Park. Most of the 1689 acres represented by the two purchases are South-facing slope that is moderately wooded, with large meadows, some springs and ponds. Wildlife is abundant. ... read more about the park »

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

Coal Creek Canyon Park - easement adjacent to the north of the Booth-Rogers property

119

2016

Purchase

Coal Creek Canyon Park - easement through the Booth-Rogers property

344

2016

Purchase

Coal Creek Canyon Park - easement adjacent to the west of the Booth-Rogers property

619

Purchase

Coal Creek Canyon Park - Booth-Rogers property

613

2011

Purchase

Coal Creek Canyon Park - conservation easement at the entrance to Coal Creek Canyon

60

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

Coal Creek Canyon Park - easement about 3 miles up the canyon

70

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds


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:

Coal Creek Canyon 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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Park News:

Coal Creek Canyon Park Expansion

May 2016

On December 15, 2011 Open Space closed on the 613-acre Booth-Rogers property. The Northeast portion of the property is adjacent to the undeveloped Coal Creek Canyon Park and the South boundary connected to White Ranch Park via two trail easements. The property at one time was much larger and served as a cattle ranch. It had been in the Booth family for 127 years. In the early days, a wagon road passed through the property as an alternate route from Denver and Boulder to Central City. ... read more »

Jeffco Open Space Advances Coal Creek Canyon Vision

Jefferson County Open Space

February 11, 2016

Dating back to 1981 when 127 acres were donated to the County within Coal Creek Canyon, the northern portion of Jefferson County has been the subject of a long-standing desire to protect large contiguous tracts of unfragmented wildlife habitat. As lands were acquired and conservation easements put in place, a plan evolved to connect existing parklands with a regional trail between Coal Creek Canyon Park, White Ranch Park and Golden Gate Canyon State Park. On February 5, 2016, two significant remaining projects advanced the vision toward fruition. ... read more »

Park Vision for Coal Creek Canyon Park

Nov. 13, 2013

The management of Coal Creek Canyon Park reflects Jefferson County Open Space's mission of balancing human use with resource preservation. This is accomplished through the application of management units upon the landscape, which define a spectrum of recreational opportunities, environmental education and interpretation opportunities, and natural and cultural resource conservation efforts ... ... read more »

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