The “Mountain” region includes parks in the front range mountains owned by the City of Denver and may be in Jefferson County, Golden, or other municipalities. Think Red Rocks, Mt Lookout and Pence Parks, among others.

Check out the posts below & learn more about these parks.

Bergen

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Location: 1450 Old Highway 74, Evergreen
Acreage: 21
Amenities: Picnic shelter, picnic area, tables, grills, restroom, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, trail connections: pioneer trail, Buchanan Park Trail, historic stone well house

Getting there

By car Take I-70 to Evergreen Pkwy. Turn right on Bergen Pkwy to enter the park.
By transit Buses CX, ES, and EV stop nearby.
By bike Take the Clear Creek Trail to Evergreen Pkwy. Turn right on Bergen Pkwy to enter the park.

Corwina

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Location: 25280 Highway 74, Kittredge
Acreage: 277
Amenities: Historic shelter, picnic area, tables, grills, restroom, hiking trails, Panorama Point Trail, Bear Creek Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to CO-470. Go south on CO-470. Exit W. Morrison Rd. Turn right. Go west on CO-74. Turn left to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take Bear Creek Trail to CO-74. Turn left to the park.

Daniels

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Location: 8615 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Acreage: 984
Amenities: Historic picnic shelter, picnic area, tables, grills, restroom, bison preserve, historic ranch, views

Getting there:
By car Take I-25 south to exit 188. Turn right on Castle Pines Dr. Turn right on Monarch Blvd. Turn left on N. Daniels Park Rd. to the park.
By transit No available transit.

Dedisse

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Location: 29200 Upper Bear Creek Rd., Evergreen
Acreage: 420
Amenities: Historic shelter, picnic area, tables, grills, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, lake, lakehouse, boat rentals, ice skating, events, trail, golf course, clubhouse, restaurant, nature center, pioneer trail, Dedisse Park Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Evergreen Pkwy. Take a left on Upper Bear Creek Rd. to the park.
By transit Buses CX, EX, and EV stop nearby.
By bike Take the Clear Creek Trail to Bear Creek Rd. Continue to the park.

Echo Lake

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Location: 13261 State Highway 103, Idaho Springs
Acreage: 602
Amenities: Echo Lake Lodge, restaurant, historic shelter, picnic area, picnic tables, grills, restroom, fishing, trails and trail connections

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to CO-103. Turn left to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take Clear Creek Trail up to Lookout Mountain Rd. Continue to Evergreen Pkwy. Continue to Squaw Pass Rd. to the park.

Fillius

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Location: 1300 Old Highway 74, Evergreen
Acreage: 109
Amenities: Picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills, restroom, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, historic stone well house

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Evergreen Pkwy. Turn right on Bergen Pkwy. Take a right to the park.
By transit Buses ES, EV, and EX stop nearby.
By bike Take Clear Creek Trail to Evergreen Pkwy. Turn right on Bergen Pkwy. Take a right to the park.

Genesee

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Location: 26771 Genesee Ln., Golden
Acreage: 2,402
Amenities: Views, bison herd overlook, trails, picnic shelter, picnic tables, softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, grills, restroom, Chief Hosa Lodge, event facility, campgrounds, ropes course

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to the Genesee exit. Drive into the park.
By transit Bus EV stops nearby.
By bike Take Clear Creek Trail to the park.

Little

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Location: 21700 State Highway 74, Idledale
Acreage: 412
Amenities: Historic stone well house, picnic area, tables, grills, restroom, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, Bear Creek Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to CO-470. Go south. Exit W. Morrison Rd. Turn right. Go west on CO-74. Turn left to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take Bear Creek Trail to CO-74. Turn left to the park.

Lookout Mountain

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Location: 987 Lookout Mountain Rd., Golden
Acreage: 75
Amenities: Views, Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive, trailhead of Beaver Brook Trail, nature center and preserve, historic spring house, Buffalo Bill grave and museum, Pahaska Tepee, picnic shelter, tables, restroom, grills

Getting there
By car Take I-70 west to exit 256. Go north. Take a right on Lookout Mountain Rd. to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take the Clear Creek Trail to Golden. Take a left on Ford St., a right on 19th St., which turns into Lariat Loop Rd. Continue to the park.

Newton

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Location: 11026 South Highway 285, Conifer
Acreage: 435
Amenities: Special permit picnic area, picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills, fire pits, softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, restroom

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to US 285 south to the park.
By transit Buses CS and EX stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Mary Carter Greenway. Go to the C470 Bike Trail. Continue left onto Deer Creek Rd. Continue on High Grade Rd. Take Pleasant Park Rd to Hwy 285 to the park.

O’Fallon

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Location: 25500 State Highway 74, Evergreen
Acreage: 814
Amenities: Historic fireplace/monument, picnic area, picnic tables, grills, Picnic Loop Trail, West Ridge Trail, Meadow View Trail, Bear Creek Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to CO-470. Go south. Exit W. Morrison Rd. Turn right. Go west CO-74. Turn left to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take Bear Creek Trail to CO-74. Turn left to the park.

Pence

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Location: 4400 Parmalee Gulch Rd., Evergreen
Acreage: 304
Amenities: Bear Creek Trail, parking, restroom, picnic tables, grill

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to CO-470. Go south. Exit W. Morrison Rd. Turn right. Go west on CO-74. Turn left on Myers Gulch Rd. Continue to Permalee Gulch Rd. to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take Bear Creek Trail to CO-74. Turn left to Myers Gulch Rd. Continue to Permalee Gulch Rd. to the park.

Red Rocks

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Location: 16351 County Road 93, Morrison
Acreage: 734
Amenities: Historic amphitheater, trading post (welcome center), visitor center, exhibits, restaurant, geologic overlook, picnic area, picnic shelter, restroom, Trading Post Trail, trail connections to adjacent open space parks

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to CO-470. Go south on CO-470. Exit at W. Morrison Ave. Turn right. Exit north on CR-93/Mt. Vernon Ave. Turn left on Red Rocks Park Rd. to the park.
By transit No available transit.
By bike Take Bear Creek Trail to W. Morrison Rd. Continue to the park.