Great Outdoors ~ Jefferson, County, Colorado

Most people come to Colorado for a vacation or choose to live in Colorado because of the great outdoors.

Some of the most spectacular scenery and terrain in Colorado is located in Jefferson County. Drive the famous Lariat Loop Scenic Byway, and you’ll see 40 miles of a historic route that travels through Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen, Colorado. Travel to the top of Lookout Mountain, in Golden, and you’ll see the most breathtaking view of the Denver metro area and Eastern Plains.

Jefferson County has more than 260 miles of parks, open space, and open lands, including:

  • Chatfield State Park
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  • National Forest land (parts of Pike, Roosevelt, and Arapahoe National Forests are located inside Jefferson County)

If you enjoy golf, you’ll love the fact that there are 21 golf courses in Jefferson County, including Fossil Trace Golf Club, Evergreen Golf Course, Fox Hollow Golf Course, and Homestead Golf Course.

Other popular outdoor activities in Jefferson County include:

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • camping
  • rafting, kayaking, and tubing

In addition to exploring the outdoors, there are a variety of things to do in Jefferson County, as well as fun things to do with kids.