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21. North Table Mountain ParkNorth Table Mountain Park

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View along North Table Loop Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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View southward on North Table Loop Trail on top of North Table Mountain.

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View of the Front Range from North Table Loop Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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View of the Front Range from Golden Cliffs Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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Lichen Peak Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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North Table Mountain Park

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North Table Mountain Park

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View atop North Table Mountain from Golden Cliffs Trail.

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View of the Front Range from North Table Loop Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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Climbing Access Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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North Table Loop Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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View atop North Table Mountain on North Table Loop Trail.

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View of the Front Range from North Table Loop Trail at North Table Mountain Park.

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View of Golden & the Front Range from North Table Loop Trail.

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Lichen Peak & Trail Connection at North Table Mountain Park.

Photo of North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

North Table Mountain Park. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

Photo of North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

Lichen Peak (6575 ft.) on North Table Mountain Park. Photo by Joshua Hicks (Wikipedia).

Photo of North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

North Table Mountain Park in winter. Photo courtesy of Carbonfibrephoto.

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Location Map:

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North Table Mountain Park MapNorth Table Mountain Park Map (Jeffco Open Space)

Access & Parking:

Trailhead: 4758 Highway 93, Golden, CO 80403

Acreage:

1,997 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

CLOSED: Rim Rock Trail is closed from February 1 through July 31 (2016) for raptor nesting: Rim Rock Trail - Seasonal Closure & Map (Jeffco Open Space)

More info: Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1 (2016) (Jeffco Open Space)

Activities:

Climbing Climbing / Bouldering - see Climbing Guidelines

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Restrooms, Drinking Water, Interpretive Signage, Accessibile Facilities, RTD Bus Stop (on Hway 93), Parking

Elevation:

Approx. 5800 ft. - 6400 ft.

North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space

North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Plains Zone & Foothills Zone (above 6000 ft.)

Weather forecast for Golden, Colorado:

Click for the latest Golden weather forecast.

Park Rules:

Trails:

Total: 17.2 miles of trails

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Mountain Biking Horseback Riding

Trail Rules: Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails. Expect other users & share the trails. Stay on the designated trails—this will ensure the quality of the park by preserving plants (including grasslands) and wildlife habitat.

Trail Comments: .2 to 7.5 mile trails.

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - More DifficultCottonwood Canyon Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultTrail Rating - Most DifficultGolden Cliffs Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultLichen Peak Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultLithic Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultTrail Rating - More DifficultNorth Table Mtn Loop Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultMesa Top Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultMesa Spur Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultRim Rock Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultTablerock Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultTilting Mesa 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. Golden Cliffs Trail connects to Peery Parkway & local roads.

2. Mesa Spur Trail connects to 58th Ave. & local roads.

3. North Table Loop Trail connects to West 53th Ave. & local roads.

Features:

Mesa Land Formation - 'mesa' is Spanish for 'table'; read the encyclopedic entry: mesa (education.nationalgeographic.org)

Wildlife:

Mule Deer

Red-tailed Hawk

Golden Eagle

Rattlesnakes

Scenic Views:

Views of the Front Range, Golden, & the Denver metro area.

North Table Loop Trail Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

Climbing Access Trail Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Quarry Climbing Area Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

Tilting Mesa Trail Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

Lichen Peak Trail Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

Plants Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Table Mountain Park in 2015 Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Table Mountain Park in 2014 Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Table Mountain Park in 2013 Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Table Mountain Park in 2009 Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Table Mountain Park in 2007 Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

North Table Mountain Park in 2006 Click to see more photos of North Table Mountain Park.

Photos:

North Table Loop Trail at North Table Mountain Park

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Climbing Access Trail at North Table Mountain Park

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North Table Mountain Park - View over Quarry from Climbing Access Trail North Table Mountain Park - View along the Climbing Access Trail
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North Quarry Climbing Area at North Table Mountain Park

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Tilting Mesa Trail at North Table Mountain Park

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Lichen Peak Trail at North Table Mountain Park

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Plants at North Table Mountain Park

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Photo(s) contributed by Rachel Powell (Feb. 2016)

North Table Mountain Park in 2015

North Table Mountain Park - Rimrocks - click to enlarge

Rimrock and Plum Blossoms (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Rimrocks - click to enlarge

Rimrocks (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Rimrock and Plum Blossoms - click to enlarge

Rimrock and Plum Blossoms (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Rimrocks - click to enlarge

Cloud halo (click to enlarge).

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Wildflowers (click to enlarge).

Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (2015)

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North Table Mountain Park in 2014

North Table Mountain Park - Rock Climbers - click to enlarge

Rock Climbers (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Rock Climbers - click to enlarge

Rock Climber (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Trail through Plum Thickets - click to enlarge

Trail through Plum Thickets (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Fall colors - click to enlarge

Fall colors (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Wildflowers - click to enlarge

Wildflowers (click to enlarge).

North Table Mountain Park - Wildflowers - click to enlarge

Wildflowers (click to enlarge).

Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (2014)

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North Table Mountain Park in 2013

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Floods from heavy rain. (click to enlarge).

Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (2013)

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North Table Mountain Park in 2009

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Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (2009)

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North Table Mountain Park in 2007

North Table Mountain Park - Deer - click to enlarge

Deer (click to enlarge).

Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (2007)

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North Table Mountain Park in 2006

North Table Mountain Park - Snowboard Tracks - click to enlarge

Snowboard Tracks (click to enlarge).

Photo(s) contributed by Dan Shier (2006)

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See photos of North Table Mountain Park Jefferson County Open Space on Flickr North Table Mountain Park (Jefferson County Photo Album)

History:

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

North Table Mountain Park - acres of North Table Mountain

1,252

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

North Table Mountain Park

440

2009

Acquisition

Land Exchange

North Table Mountain Park - southwest slope of North Table Mountain

49

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

North Table Mountain Park

400

2002

Land Trade

Lafarge land trade for 60 acres of Open Space land; Open Space receives 400 acres on North Table Mtn & rights to tallgrass prairie acreage


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:

North Table Mountain 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

Follow JCOS on Twitter

Park News:

North Table Mountain Plan to include revised management plan for natural areas not judged to be sensitive but requiring careful management.

2007

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