Properties & Trails

Sky Mountain Park, Moore Open Space, Gold Butte


A number of paved and unpaved trails maintained by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails are subject to seasonal closures and other restrictions. Dogs must be leashed unless a trail is specifically exempted. There are areas throughout the county that pet owners may find suitable for walking a dog off leash. The use of power-driven devices is not allowed except by individuals with mobility disabilities. Regulations define what devices may be used, and where. 


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Pitkin Outside features a mapping website (TrailFinder) and EcoFinder, a compilation of ecological studies and data, plus a monthly blog. TrailFinder maps all trails in Pitkin County. Click on a particular trail for mileage and elevation information, plus regulations. Toggle between winter and summer in the upper right of the website (summer displays more trails, winter displays nordic trails).


Pitkin County Open Space and Trails properties are governed by Title 12 of the Pitkin County Code, which establishes general rules that apply to all of the open spaces and trails within the program. In addition to Title 12, use of some open space properties is governed by an adopted management plan that is specific to a particular property.


The parking pass for senior citizens who wish to use the Hunter Creek parking lot is available from Pitkin County Senior Services, 0275 Castle Creek Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seniors must be at least 65 years old and present a driver's license to obtain a pass.


Pitkin County allows Class 1, pedal-assist e-bikes on paved trails plus the gravel East of Aspen Trail and the gravel section of the Rio Grande Trail. E-bike use is not permitted on any single-track trail on Pitkin County's open spaces. A Class 1 bike must be pedaled in order to operate and has a maximum speed of 20 mph.

Other Helpful Links and Documents

The following links offer user information and additional planning documents.