DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

Unfortunately Columbine Open Space is sandwiched between a railroad track to the east and a highway and another railroad track to the west. As a result it is a noisy hike with no illusion of being away from civilization. However, the hike is enjoyable and easy.

The north loop is mostly grassland. Apparently this is rattlesnake territory. The south loop has more trees and wetlands. I saw a wild turkey and some deer on this part of the trail.

A short drive south of Castle Rock. A decent hike but other nearby trails are preferable.