Glendale Farm Trail - Douglas County Open Space - Day Hikes Near Denver

August 4, 2010 Comments (4) 1-2 Miles, About 30 Min, By Beauty, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, littleton hikes colorado, Meadows, Mountain Range Views

Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space

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Glendale Farm is a short hiking trail near Littleton, Colorado, that offers a seventeen-acre off-leash dog park. This makes for a great after-work trail run or a leisurely hike when the sun is setting over the mountains and the day is cooling down. Explore the full trail profile below for all the details: hiking trails, trail map, and detailed directions to the trailhead.

Glendale Farm Open space is situated on a prairie plateau between Lone Tree and Castle Pines, Colorado. From the high point on the trail you’ll gain views of Pikes Peak in the south, Devil’s head in the west, and Rocky Mountain’s Longs Peak in the North. It’s just a 1.6 mile loop trail, so it makes for a great run or hike. There’s not much shade on this trail, so bring sunscreen–or better yet, hit the trail as the sunsets.


Trail Snapshot: Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space

  • Hike Distance: 1.6 mile Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: Approx 45min Round Trip
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Seasons: All Year
  • Dogs: Allowed On Leash
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space
  • Denver Drive Time: 35 min
  • Driving Directions to Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Littleton, Colorado
  • Beauty: Grassland, Front Range views, Cherry Creek, wildlife: pronghorn antelope, rattlesnakes, prairie dogs, deer, rabbits, scrub jays, & spotted towhees
  • Activities: Picnic aeas, horseback riding, mountain biking, adjacent dog park


This is another one of those great hikes with your Dog near Denver. Leashes are required on the trail, but after doing the loop, you can let your dog loose in the adjacent 17 acre off-leash dog park.



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Tips & Resources for Hiking Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space :

  • An off-leash dog area: Located southwest of the main trailhead is a 17-acre parcel designated park that is fenced-in, and the only area where dogs are allowed off-leash.
  • Watch your step: Prickly pear cacti grow along the trail and there are rattlesnakes present in the area.
  • Trail Map for Glendale Farm Open Space: Trail Map Link
  • Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
  • After the Hike: Crowfoot Valley Coffee


Weather

Littleton, CO
39°
partly cloudy
45% humidity
wind: 11mph S
H 68 • L 35
59°
Mon
62°
Tue
74°
Wed

Map & Driving Directions


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4 Responses to Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space

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  2. Setting Out on a Sunny Morning | This Is What Happens When I Leave the House says:

    Thanks June!

  3. Rachel says:

    Definitely an easy and short trail. I would not suggest going after it’s rained, it can get very muddy. This is definitely not a stroller friendly trail. It does have a very good view, and is a great place to take people that are from out of town.

  4. Daniel says:

    10 million crickets on the trails. if you like crickets this is the trail for you.

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