Conservation Areas

The Denver Mountain Parks founders believed that conservation of open space, viewshed, habitat, watershed and pristine nature was equally important as the development of parks. To further these ideals, the founders acquired various areas specifically to protect these important resources. Most of the peaks including Snyder Mountain, Hicks Mountain and Mount Judge, and ridges visible along the main routes from Denver–including US 285, CO 73 and CO 74 through Evergreen, and I-70–that are not dotted with houses are in fact Denver Mountain Parks. Each conservation area was selected and acquired to safeguard specific natural areas.