Park Locations

Alderfer/Three Sisters

The Alderfer/ Three Sisters Park is part of Jefferson County Open Space and is a very beautiful well-covered pine forest and is home to elk, bear, fox, mountain lions and mountain bikers  Besides having some excellent granite quartz blocks to play on, it has great hiking, mountain biking, and sightseeing opportunities.

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From Denver Area: take the city of Morrison exit (off of C-470) and follow CO Highway 74 until the city of Evergreen. Once you reach the downtown district in Evergreen look for a stoplight at the end of the shopping strip and take a slight left onto CO Highway 73. Take CO Hwy 73 for a little less then a half-mile then take a right at another stoplight at Buffalo Park Road, take this (heading more west) onto the weird turnoff. Follow this road pass a school and you will come across the Park.

Alderfer/Three Sisters West Trailhead
5136 South Le Masters Road
Evergreen, CO 80439

Alderfer/Three Sisters East Trailhead
30357 Buffalo Park Road
Evergreen, CO 80439

Clear Creek Canyon

Clear Creek Canyon (CCC) is a beautiful recreation area full of climbing, fishing, rafting, biking and hiking.  The recreational areas are part of Jefferson County Open Space and Clear Creek Canyon Open Space.

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From Golden head out on 6th Ave. and exit into Golden to access from the lower canyon. Turn left on US 6 into the canyon. From Boulder, the best way to reach Clear Creek Canyon is to take CO Highway 93 (Broadway) straight south for about 25 minutes into Golden. Then take a right, heading west on US 6 into Clear Creek Canyon. Pullouts can be found along the highway, and most approaches are about 5-10 minutes.  The upper canyon (Tunnels 5 and 6) can be accesses from Interstate 70 West, and exit 248.  Head down Highway 40 west to Route 6 and head east to Tunnel 6 and 5.

Staunton State Park

Evergreen Wilderness Guides favorite park and a special gem close to Evergreen.  Colorado’s newest state park opened to the public on May 18, 2013. The park is located approximately 40 miles southwest of downtown Denver.   Staunton’s meadows at 8,100 feet change to vertical granite crags over 10,000 feet in elevation.  Marmots roam the park and Moose, mule deer, black bear, fox and the rarely seen mountain lion are all residents of Staunton State Park.  It is abundant in Rocky Mountain geology, flora, fauna and of course weather!

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From Denver:  Take US Highway 285 south to Shaffers Crossing, about 6 miles west of Conifer. Turn north on Elk Creek Road and follow the signs 1.5 miles to the park entrance.