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Outdoor | Simply Colorado
Monday, August 10, 2020

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 – 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 – Fillius Mountain Park

Located immediately adjacent to Highway 74 on the way to Squaw Pass and Evergreen, the 107-acre Fillius Park was one of the early resting...

Mountain Park Attractions – Genesee Mountain Parks

The formal opening of the Mountain Parks by the Denver Park Commission on August 27, 1913, included a visit to ‘Genesee Mountain Park,’ where...

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...

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 – 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 – 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 – Red Rocks Mountain Park

At 868 acres (350 ha) in size, Red Rocks Park is the closest mountain park to the City of Denver.  Located along the eastern...

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....