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Date:
May 16, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Sharptail Ridge Trailhead
Address:
6500 Roxborough Park Rd.
Littleton, CO 80125
Contact:
720-733-3596
Email:
Cost:
Free
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Free Hike at Sharptail Ridge Trail

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Explore the beauty that Colorado has to offer. These hikes are geared to introduce you to the majestic tranquility of our local open spaces, trails and parks in a fun and friendly environment. Each hike will be at a different location. Most trails are easy to moderate. Distances vary but all hikes are less than 6.5 miles with mild elevation gain.Most trails are pet friendly but be sure to always check the schedule. Bring a lunch for a picnic after the trail and enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

Highlights:
The 4.6-mile Sharptail Ridge Trail crosses high rolling grasslands, home to a variety of wildlife including elk herds on Douglas County Open Space, as well as through the SE portion of Roxborough State Park shrublands. See map for connections to trails in Roxborough State Park, Pike National Forest Trail 800, and Douglas County’s Swallowtail Loops and the Ringtail Trail.

Trail Rating:
Moderate based on length and gently rolling hills

Trail Length:
Approximately 4.6 miles, where it connects with Douglas County’s Swallowtail Trail.  Connections can lead to the Pike National Forest’s Indian Creek Trailhead, the Colorado Trail, and Roxborough State Park trails

Trail Surface:
Natural surface.

Uses:
Hiking and horseback riding; NOTE: Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations prohibit bicycles and dogs at Sharptail Ridge Trailhead or on the Sharptail Ridge Trail.

Amenities:
Log-cabin style group picnic shelter, port-a-potty, interpretive signs, benches, water spigot, parking for cars and 7 horse trailers (15 with over flow); hitch rails, dirt surface parking lot.

Location:
From Highway 85 (Santa Fe) turn west onto Titan Parkway and drive 2 miles to Roxborough Park Road; turn left and drive south for 3.7 miles on gravel road; Sharptail Ridge Trailhead is on the left at 6500 North Roxborough Park Road, Littleton, CO  80118.