Are you stuck in a hiker’s version of Groundhog Day, hitting up the same Boulder trails over and over and over again? If so, then it might be time to head to nearby Jefferson County and mix things up. Only 45 minutes from Boulder, Jefferson County Open Space is comprised of 54,000 acres of land and 230 miles of trails. When you’re itching to explore new terrain, JeffCo is the place to go.
Mount Galbraith Park, nestled between Golden Gate Canyon and Clear Creek Canyon, is one of Jefferson County’s many gems. It boasts 5 miles of “hiker-only” trails with moderate elevation gain on 945 acres of protected land. From these trails, enjoy sweeping views of North and South Table Mountains, Denver, and the Continental Divide. There’s also plenty to see right in the park, from the abundant wildlife to funky-looking trees and gravity-defying boulders.
If your hiking repertoire demands a change of scenery, Mount Galbraith Park is worth the trip. Read on for everything you need to know about exploring this Jefferson County Open Space property.