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25. South Valley ParkSouth Valley Park

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South Valley Park. Photo by Carbonfibrephoto.

South Valley Park. Photo by Carbonfibrephoto.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

South Valley Park. Photo by Rachel Powell.

South Valley Park.

Red sandstone spires on Coyote Song Trail at South Valley Park. Photo by Dirk Huizenga (Wikipedia)

Red sandstone spires on Coyote Song Trail at South Valley Park. Photo by Dirk Huizenga (Wikipedia).

Monolith rock formation at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz

Monolith rock formation at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz.

View from the top at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz

View from the top at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz.

Cathy Johnson Trail South at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz

Cathy Johnson Trail South at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz.

View to the West at Jefferson County Open Space. Photo by John Litz

View to the West at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz.

Coyote Song Trail and Wildflowers, Jefferson County Open Space. Photo by John Litz

Coyote Song Trail and Wildflowers at South Valley Park. Photo by John Litz.

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Location Map:

View Google Terrain Map - South Valley Park, Jefferson County Open SpaceView Google Terrain Map

View in Google Earth - South Valley Park, Littleton, Colorado - Jefferson County Open SpaceView Google Earth

South Valley Park MapSouth Valley Park Map (Jeffco Open Space)

Location & Access:

North Trailhead & Parking: 90 South Valley Road, Littleton, CO

South Trailhead & Parking: 12399 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton

Acreage:

1,000 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

Picnic Shelters Picnic Shelter

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Picnic Shelter

Elevation:

Approx. 6000 ft. - 6800 ft.

South Valley Park, Jefferson County Open Space.

South Valley Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone

Weather forecast for Littleton, Colorado:

Click for the latest Littleton weather forecast.

Park Rules:

Stay on the designated trails – this will ensure the quality of the park by preserving plants (including grasslands) and wildlife habitat.

Trails:

Total: 7.4 miles of trails

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Horseback Riding Mountain Biking

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

No Climbing

Climbing is Prohibited on the Red Rock Outcrops - for more info see: Climbing in Open Space.

Trail Descriptions: South Valley Park Park Trail Profiles (JCOS)

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - Least DifficultCoyote Song Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultGrazing Elk Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultLyon’s Back Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultSwallow 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. Valley View Trail connects to the C470 Bikepath.

2. Rattlesnake Gulch Trail connects to Deer Creek Canyon Park.

Features:

Red Sandstone Spires - seen along the Coyote Song Trail

Mann Reservoir

Intermittent Stream

Plants:

See: Colorado Plant Database for South Valley Park

Coyote Song Trail Click to see more photos of South Valley Park.

Intersection of Coyote Song Trail & Lyons Back Trail Click to see more photos of South Valley Park.

Views at South Valley Park Click to see more photos of South Valley Park.

South Valley Park in 2014 Click to see more photos of South Valley Park.

Photos:

Coyote Song Trail at South Valley Park

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Dakota Formation - Interpretive Signage along Coyote Song Trail (click to enlarge)

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Lyons Formation - Interpretive Signage along Coyote Song Trail (click to enlarge)

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Intersection of Coyote Song Trail & Lyons Back Trail at South Valley Park

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Photos contributed by Rachel Powell (July 2015)

Views at South Valley Park

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Photos contributed by Carbonfibrephoto (Feb. 2016)

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South Valley Park in 2014

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View south-west from trail in South Valley Park. (click to enlarge)

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View west from trail in South Valley Park. (click to enlarge)

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Monolith in South Valley Park. (click to enlarge)

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View south from trail in South Valley Park. (click to enlarge)

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View north on Coyote Song Trail at South Valley Park. (click to enlarge)

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Wildflowers at South Valley Park. (click to enlarge)

Photos contributed by John Litz (July 2014)

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See photos of South Valley Park Jefferson County Open Space on Flickr South Valley Park (Jefferson County Photo Album)

History:

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

South Valley Park - acres acquired in south central mountain backdrop

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

South Valley Park

895

1996

Acquisition


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:

South Valley 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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