Sunday, January 1, 2006
North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County Open Space
North Table Mountain Park is a hikers delight 20 minutes from Denver and just North of Golden. Almost the entire mesa is reserved for recreational use and is popular with hikers and bikers, though not as popular as nearby Green Mountain. The trails are expansive, there are many rock climbing opportunities and the park feels way more remote them it actually is. The North Table Loop Trail encircles the mesa top and there are various shorter loops that can be configured. Sunrise and sunset from the top are amazingly beautiful if your timing is right. NTMP is a real Jefferson County treasure.