Quarry Mesa Open Space and Trails, with connections to trailheads at Lions Paw Street and the active park area, is a 3.4-mile, native-surface, single-track loop trail system. This trail also connects to Rhyolite Regional Park and is of moderate difficulty.
This 133-acre open space area on the west side of Rhyolite Regional Park in Crystal Valley Ranch features the historic site of the Town’s first rhyolite stone quarry, which opened in 1872. From the top of the grassland mesa, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of Douglas County and the Front Range, from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak.
The main trailhead parking lot and restrooms are available on the east side of Quarry Mesa at Rhyolite Regional Park. Beware of rattlesnakes while enjoying this trail.