Lands

The Clear Creek County Open Space Commission currently manages almost 5,000 acres. Below is a listing of the properties with their location and acreage. The total cost of all properties to date is just under $9 million. Since the year 2000, taxpayers have contributed about $2.8 million through a one mil levy property tax approved by voters. The remaining lands were obtained by the Open Space Commission via grants, donations, and exchanges; in order to preserve and maintain the county's unique character and natural environment by protecting our streams, woodlands, meadows, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, prominent vistas, geologic features and cultural resources to enhance the quality of life for residents and the enjoyment of the out-of-doors for residents and visitors.

Property NameLocationAcres
Alps MountainIdaho Springs340
Americ, Cosmos, Artic -PortionGeorgetown9
Anna ClaimSilverdale5
Autocrat/King GeorgeSheepkeep14
Bear Pen RanchIdaho Springs15
Beaver BrookEvergreen538
Blackwood ClaimAlps Mtn5
Blue HillDumont14
Canyon GatesClear Creek Canyon49
Capital PrizeSilverdale100
County LandsAlps Mtn/Sheepkeep330
Elmgreen HomesteadFloyd Hill110
FH--CCCanyonFloyd Hill North300
Frei Oxbow Access ParcelClear Creek Canyon7
Frei ParcelsClear Creek Canyon54
Geneva Iron FensGuanella Pass110
Guanella Pass RoadSilverdale22
InholdingsWaldorf25
Jack HardwoodIdaho Springs5
Jackson ParcelsDumont3
Kaufman ClaimsSheepkeep25
Lawson WWPLawson10
Lila BWaldorf5
Maggie/MorningstarIdaho Springs10
MasonvilleHidden Valley119
Mill Creek MeadowDumont27
North America ClaimGeorgetown5
Noblit/ShannonSheepkeep20
Oakley Mining ClaimsSilverdale71
Oakley Recreational AreaWaldorf127
OxbowCanyon76
Philadelphia Mill SiteDumont3
Rovetta ClaimsSheepkeep20
Saxon MountainGeorgetown600
Scott ClaimsWaldorf13
Shadows RanchGeorgetown60
Sheep HabitatSheepkeep1600
Snyder MountainEvergreen40
VenwoodIdaho Springs5

The total acres equals 4, 892.