Apex Park

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Apex Park

Like nearby Red Rocks Park, Apex has some beautiful foothill scrub with the associated birds. Unlike Red Rocks, there are rarely hordes of people here! This relative quiet allows for a more pleasant walk while you’re looking for Canyon Wren, Lazuli Bunting, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, or other breeders in the area. A few migrants pass through during spring and fall, but the winter months tend to be slow at best. This area is among the best places in Colorado to search for the rare Moss’s Elfin butterfly.

County: Jefferson

Directions: From I-70: take exit 259, US 40/Colfax Blvd. and go southwest for 1.2 miles. US 40 will curve to the south; use the entrance for Heritage Square on the west. After the turn into Heritage Park, immediately go north into the parking area for Apex Park.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Bicyclists are required to ride in one direction only (uphill/west) on odd-numbered calendar days.Obey local rules and regulations

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Golden and Wheat Ridge

Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 39.716237
Longitude: -105.209617

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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