Ravines Open Space
City of Lakewood
Date Hiked: Jan 20, 2012
- Distance: 1.3 mi (RT)
- Elevation Gain: 200ft
- Elevation Min/Max: 5,747 to 5,899ft
- Managing Agency: City of Lakewood
- Fee: None
Ravines Open Space Map (Google Maps)
Directions: From Alameda and C470, follow Alameda east to Green Mountain. Turn right (south) on Utah Ave and left on Montana Drive. The small trailhead will be on your right.
Ravines Open Space is a small ravine that flows down from Green Mountain and ends at Jewell Ave. From the trailhead the trail descends down each side of the ravine and back up again. The trail can also be reached from Jewell Ave but there is no parking on Jewell. The ravine is picturesque with cottonwood trees following the small trickle of a creek. The north side trail is hilly with a footbridge or two to cross making the hike more interesting then a simple walk. Small but interesting, this open space park is purely for locals, don't expect much company besides a few people walking their dogs.