Accessibility on Open Space

Staff is currently evaluating the accessibility of our trails for people with disabilities.

Trail Accessibility

Trained Service Dogs

Service dogs are allowed on all open space properties. Service animals are defined as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. Provisions of emotional support, wellbeing, comfort or companionship are not qualifying allowances under the regulation.

Wheelchairs and Manually-Powered Mobility Aids

Individuals with mobility disabilities are permitted to use wheelchairs and manually-powered mobility aids on any trail open to pedestrian use so long as they are used in a manner that is safe for the user.

Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMDs)

Individuals with mobility disabilities may use OPDMDs on all trails open for pedestrian use unless a particular trail has been designated as inappropriate for use by OPDMDs based upon the assessment factors found in 28 CFR ยง 35.137(b)(2) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. OPDMDs must be used in a safe manner and is at the risk of the user. OPDMDs may not be used off trail.

OPDMDs Allowed

  • Agricultural Heritage Center
  • All trails at Coalton Trailhead
  • All trails at Pella Crossing
  • All trails at Rock Creek Farm
  • All trails at Twin Lakes
  • All trails at Walden Ponds
  • Coal Creek Trail
  • Fairgrounds Lake Loop at Fairgrounds
  • Lagerman Loop at Lagerman Reservoir
  • Meyers Homestead Trail at Walker Ranch
  • Niwot and Dry Creek Trails
  • Rock Creek Trail

OPDMDs Less Than Four Feet in Width Allowed

  • Boulder Canyon Trail
  • Cattail Pond Trail at the Fairgrounds
  • Dodd Lake Trail at Dodd Lake
  • Indian Mesa Trail at Rabbit Mountain

All OPDMDs Prohibited

  • All trails at Caribou Ranch
  • Anne U. White Trail
  • Bitterbrush Trail at Hall Ranch
  • Walker Loop at Walker Ranch

All OPDMDs Except Electric Bicycles Prohibited

  • Bald Mountain
    • Pines to Peaks Loop
  • Betasso Preserve
    • Betasso Link Trail
    • Bummers Rock Trail
    • Canyon Loop
  • Hall Ranch
    • Antelope Trail
    • Button Rock Trail
    • Nelson Loop
    • Nighthawk Trail
  • Heil Valley Ranch
    • Lichen Loop
    • Picture Rock Trail
    • Ponderosa Loop
    • Wapiti Trail
    • Wild Turkey Trail
  • Legion Park
    • Legion Loop
  • Mud Lake
    • Caribou Link Trail
    • Kinnickinnick Loop
    • Tungsten Loop
  • Rabbit Mountain
    • Eagle Wind Trail
    • Little Thompson Overlook
  • Walker Ranch
    • Walker Connector Trail

Additional Rules and Regulations

Additional trail segments or other facilities can temporarily be deemed inappropriate for use of certain classes of OPDMDs based upon current conditions that may affect the safety of the OPDMD user or other members of the public and/or harm to the immediate environment or natural or cultural resources, such as weather, trail conditions, and volume of pedestrian traffic.

For complete rules and regulations, please read Resolution No. 2011-57.


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