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9 Elk Meadow ParkElk Meadow Park

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Photo of Elk Meadow Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Elk Meadow Park in winter. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

Photo of Elk Meadow Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Elk Meadow Park in winter.

Elk Meadow Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Aspen at Elk Meadow Park. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

Elk Meadow Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

Bergen Peak Trail at Elk Meadow Park. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

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Location Map:

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Access & Parking:

North Trailhead: Lewis Ridge Trailhead

South Trailhead / Stagecoach Trailhead: 32391 Stagecoach Blvd. Evergreen, CO 80439

Acreage:

1,659 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Picnic Tables Picnicking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Restrooms, Interpretive Signage, Bench Shelters, Picnic Tables, Parking, ADA Parking, Horse Trailer Parking, Dog Off-Leash Area (107 acre unfenced area featuring trails; includes 5 acre fenced enclosure)

Elevation:

Approx. 7600 ft. - 8600 ft.

Elk Meadow Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Elk Meadow Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone & Montane Zone

Weather forecast for Evergreen, Colorado:

Click for the latest Evergreen weather forecast.

Park Rules:

See also: Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-Leash Area

Trails:

Total: 16.5 miles of Multi-Use trails

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Horseback Riding Mountain Biking

Trail Rules: Multi-Use Trails.

Trail Comments: Trails for Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Users.

Trail Descriptions: Elk Meadow Park Trail Profiles

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - Most DifficultBergen Peak Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultElkridge Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultFounders Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultMeadow View Trail (4.7 miles)

Trail Rating - Least DifficultPainters Pause Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultSleepy S Trail

Trail Rating - Most DifficultToo Long 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. Bergen Peak Trail extends into Denver Mountain Parks and Colorado Division of Wildlife's Bergen Peak Wildlife Area.

2. Too Long Trail crosses into Denver Mountain Parks.

Features:

Forest & Meadow

Carol Karlin Overlook

Bergen Creek

Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-Leash Area

Wildlife:

Elk

Deer

Red-tailed Hawk

Scenic Views:

Views of the Continental Divide - from Meadow View Trail (via connection to Denver Mountain Parks) at approx. 9700 ft on Bergen Peak.

Photos:

Elk Meadow Park

Elk Meadow Park - Bergen Peak Trail - click to enlarge

Bergen Peak Trail at Elk Meadow Park (click to enlarge).

Elk Meadow Park - Aspen Trees - click to enlarge

Aspen Trees (click to enlarge).

Photo(s) contributed by Carbonfibrephoto (2014)

Elk Meadow Park - in 1989

Elk Meadow Park - Skiing - click to enlarge

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (1989)


Click to see photos of Elk Meadow Park at Jefferson County Open Space on Flickr

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YouTubeElk Meadow Park, Evergreen Colorado (YouTube)

History:

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

Elk Meadow

80

2009

Donation

Adjacent to the southern boundary of Elk Meadow Park through the Jeffco Open Space Foundation.

Elk Meadow

1268

1986

Purchased

Elk Meadow Open Space Park and what might have happened - speculative photosimulation of housing and shopping development. Photo Simulation by POITRA Visual Communications LLC, www.poitra.com

Elk Meadow Open Space Park and what might have happened.

Photosimulations by POITRA Visual

Elk Meadow Open Space Park and what might have happened - speculative photosimulation of housing and shopping development. Photo Simulation by POITRA Visual Communications LLC, www.poitra.com

Elk Meadow Open Space Park and what might have happened.

... but didn't.

Photosimulations by POITRA Visual

See more: Imagine what might have happened


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:

Elk Meadow 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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