North Floyd Hill

A woman looks out over North Floyd HillA woman looks out over North Floyd HillPhoto credit: Jim Petterson

The foothills near Denver are known for family ranches, open meadows, and public trails; but with booming population growth, development is encroaching on much of this land. In March 2017, The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Jefferson County Open Space, Clear Creek County Open Space, Great Outdoors Colorado, and the Mountain Area Land Trust, purchased a 110-acre property along the busy I-70 corridor.

This land provides a unique opportunity to create a new trailhead and public access to more than 12,000 acres of Clear Creak County and Jefferson County open space. New trails for mountain biking and hiking will connect to an existing trail system that is currently inaccessible from I-70. Protected from development, this land will continue to provide recreation opportunities to people throughout the Denver metro area for years to come.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.