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29. Windy Saddle ParkWindy Saddle Park

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Trailhead at Windy Saddle Park.

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View east over Denver from Trailhead at Windy Saddle Park.

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Parking & Trailhead at Windy Saddle Park.

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View (west) from the Trailhead at Windy Saddle Park.

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View (west) from the Trailhead at Windy Saddle Park.

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Flowers along Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park.

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Location Map:

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Access:

Parking & Trailhead: 1933 Lariat Loop Rd., Golden CO

Acreage:

1000 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Hang Gliding & Paragliding Hang Gliding and Paragliding from Mt Zion - hang gliders & paragliders must sign a waiver and meet the requirements of the US Hang Gliding & Paragliding Ass.

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Amenities:

Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Hiker-Only Trails, Multi-Use Trails, Windy Saddle Overlook, Parking

Elevation:

Approx. 5800 ft. - 7400 ft.

Windy Saddle Open Space Park, Jefferson County Open Space

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Plains Zone & Foothills Zone

Weather forecast for Golden, Colorado:

Click for the latest Golden 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.

Hang Gliding & Paragliding (Mt Zion Launch) - hang gliders & paragliders must sign a waiver and meet the requirements of the US Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association.

Trails:

Total: 5 miles of trails

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Mountain Biking Horseback Riding

Trail Rules: Hiker-Only & Multi-Use Trails. Bikers yield to all other trail users; Hikers yield to Equestrians.

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - More DifficultChimney Gulch Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultLookout Mountain 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:

Lookout Mountain Trail connects to Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve.

Features:

Windy Saddle Overlook

Mount Zion - Hang Gliding & Paragliding Launch

Scenic Views:

Views of the Clear Creek Canyon & the Continental Divide from the Windy Saddle Overlook

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Photos:

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Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park

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Photos contributed by Rachel Powell

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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:

Windy Saddle Park (at jeffco.us)

United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

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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