The Leyden Rock community includes an unprecedented 60% of open space. The Barbara Gulch corridor is preserved as a major open space through the property, including a wildlife corridor connecting Leyden Creek to the open spaces of the western foothills. The regional trail along Barbara Gulch will connect with the Leyden Creek regional trail, with community trails and soft surfaced “single track” trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding intersecting along the way. Trail overlooks will offer incredible views of the open space and the mountains.
Trails in and around Leyden Rock:
- Leyden Creek Trail – immediately south of Leyden Creek, across Leyden Road in the Pattridge Open Space
- Ralston Creek Trail – approximately one mile south of Leyden Creek
- Dry Creek Trail – three miles to the east in Standley Lake Park
- Jefferson County’s White Ranch Open Space Park – less than three miles to the south
- An equestrian trail along Barbara Gulch
- Numerous other hiking and biking opportunities can be found west on Hwy 72
Road Biking Routes from Leyden Rock:
Popular road biking routes near the site include Leyden Road, Hwy 93, Alkire Street, 100th Street, and Simms Street
Open Space Parks in and around Leyden Rock:
Jefferson County contains extensive open space properties that provide acres of conserved wild lands. Their mission to balance human uses with preserving the natural environment is a true amenity to Leyden Rock residents.
- Coal Creek Canyon Park – Located less than five miles west on Hwy 72, the open space contains endangered species habitats, protected riparian ecosystems, trails, picnicking, interpretive education, and historical homesteads. Coal Creek Canyon Park also serves as a preserved Mountain Backdrop for Leyden Rock, allowing pristine majestic mountain views for decades to come.
- White Ranch Park – Less than five miles south, this substantial open space park contains many miles of trails, camping, wildlife habitat, rugged geology, and historic homesteads.
- Boulder County Open Space – This property north of Hwy 72 and west of Hwy 93 is currently restricted open space. No management plan has been developed for this property. Pattridge Open Space provides both paved and soft surface trails.