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Glendale Open Space Trail and Dog Park

December 30th, 2013 | Written by | Fun things to do

Looking for fun things to do around Parker and Castle Rock, CO?

This is a great option for an afternoon hike without driving or paying for Castlewood Canyon.

Try a walk, hike or mountain bike trip around the Glendale Open Space Park in Douglas County. It’s short enough to call a walk but this is a trail so I call it a hike. It looks like a great place to do some laps on your mountain bike after work to decompress. The views are amazing and I would classify the trails as easy.

Glendale Open Space Park kids hiking

Glendale Open Space Park

Today I took my 5 and 8 year old kids to give it a try. Since it snowed yesterday we basically had a 1 hour snowball fight around the loop but it was fun. I didn’t hear one complaint during the entire walk and the kids even enjoyed the views. There are rocks for scrambling but I would suggest you stay out of the rocks in the warmer months as it looks like a haven for snakes of all kinds. They have quite a few warning signs for rattlers so be alert and don’t take your dog off the leash.

  • Trail distance – 1.6 miles
  • Dog park 17 acres
  • Overall size 145 acres.
  • Watch out for snakes in the warm months.

Directions to Glendale Opens Open Space Park.

To get there take the Ridgegate exit off I-25 and head East. Take the first right on the frontage road and the park is down about a mile on the left. You cannot miss it. Or from Parker head West on Mainstreet towards I-25. Take the left on the frontage road just before I-25 and go about a mile south to Glendale Open Space Park.

Dog Park at Glendale Open Space:

There is a nice fenced dog park with about 17 acres for dogs to be dogs. We currently don’t have a dog but the ones we saw there looked like they were having fun.

I’d rather be outside hiking with my family than sitting inside doing nothing.

Related article – Three Places to Have Fun With Kids in Parker, CO This Summer


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