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Mountain Escapes | Simply Colorado
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Mountain Park Attractions – Summit Lake Mountain Park

At 12,840 feet (3,914 m), Summit Lake Park anchors the high-altitude end of the Mountain Parks system. The route to the top of Mt....

Mountain Park Attractions – Bergen Mountain Park

At 25 acres, Bergen Park is one of the smaller mountain parks, but its open grasslands and mature ponderosa pine forest offer an exquisite...

Mountain Park Attractions – Echo Lake Mountain Park

When Denver began building the Squaw Pass Road in 1918, they envisioned a ‘skyline drive to the summit of Mount Evans.’ The City also...

Mountain Park Attractions – Dedisse Mountain Park

In 1919, when Evergreen was already a favorite summer retreat, the City County of Denver acquired the ranchlands of Dedisse Ranch as a site...

Mountain Park Attractions – O’Fallon Mountain Park

Martin J. O’Fallon’s 1938 donation of 860 acres was one of the last major additions to the Denver Mountain Park system. This donation connected...

Mountain Park Attractions – Lookout Mountain Park

Lookout Mountain Park has it all – a panoramic view stretching from the Continental Divide to downtown Denver, acres of wooded foothills, the grave...

Mountain Park Attractions – Pence Mountain Park

Pence Park consists of a large, northeast facing ridgeline (Independence Mountain) that provides a backdrop to Myers Gulch and Parmalee Gulch Road.  This park...

Mountain Park Attractions – Little Mountain Park

The 400 acres of Little Park, acquired in 1917, comprise the first mountain park encountered along the Bear Creek road west of Idledale. To...