Shadow Pine Loop-Flying J Ranch Park

Conifer, Colorado 80433

Shadow Pine Loop-Flying J Ranch Park

Shadow Pine Loop-Flying J Ranch Park Professional Guide

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"Flying J Ranch Park is an excellent place for a family outing. With nice picnic gazebos and easy trails, everyone from the youngest child to grandparents can enjoy a day in the mountains. Foothills zone meets montane zone here, and a riparian area borders a little stream.

The variety of trees and ?owers o?ers opportunities for ecological education. The park provides habitat for deer and elk, so keep an eye out for these ungulates. Kid-size granitic boulders provide great scrambling for prospective mountain climbers. The trail loop winds through two parcels belonging to Denver Mountain Parks."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"Secluded and sedate, this loop winds through thick stands of lodgepole pine, making it a perfect option for a hot summer day. These are Grandma’s woods. Deep, quiet, stick straight, and dense, the lodgepole pines along the Shadow Pine Loop form linear corridors surrounding the singletrack trail. The forest floor is all but naked, the understory subdued by a thick layer of pine needle duff. The loop is well signed and easy to follow. It can be hiked in either direction, but is described traveling clockwise." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
220 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Best May through November. Open year-round, 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.
Jefferson County Open Space, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden; 303-271-5925;
Local Contacts
USGS Conifer; National Geographic Trails Illustrated 100 Boulder/Golden
Local Maps

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Dec 2018