This course was built by RMOC in cooperation with the Town of Parker, Parks and Recreation Department. Please adhere to the rules below to ensure we maintain access to this valuable land resource.
Do NOT use the course after heavy rain/snow, and do not enter areas already flooded. This corridor is prone to flash flooding on both sides of Cherry Creek. Fast moving deep water is common after large storms. Do not enter standing deep water areas.
Do NOT cross traffic lanes to follow the course. Use existing underpasses, pedestrian crossings and sidewalks along roadways to traverse between sides of the creek.
Adhere to out-of-bounds areas on the map marked with red hash lines. These symbols note areas where short cutting thru land owned by others is not permitted for safety, fencing or wildlife reasons.
Beware that flooded marshy areas along the creek are inhabited by beavers. Dry areas are inhabited by deer, coyotes, prairie dogs, and other wildlife. Go around any animals you may encounter along the way, and just enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat.
Use existing footpaths when possible to avoid creating new ones. Using the trails when muddy, accelerates erosion and unnecessary damage to the vegetation.
The course spans private, commercial, town owned, and protected public lands. Be respectful and leave no trace.
Vegetation and trail conditions changes drastically between the seasons due to fast growing plants and annual mowing operations. Be sure to check the conditions before planning your outing.
Wear proper footwear and clothing. There are optional water crossings, thick ground vegetation, spikey plants, uneven surfaces and natural/animal made holes in many areas. Hiking boots or trail running shoes and long pants are highly recommended.
Note: To avoid stream crossings, use sidewalks along bridges/overpasses to get to the other side of the open space.
All Town of Parker parks close at sunset. The course is currently not approved for night orienteering.
Report any general trail and facilities vandalism or damage to the Town of Parker Parks and Recreation Department [Online Reporting Tool].
Carry a cell phone and call 911 for any emergencies.
Introductory Course - Only six controls, 2.3 kilometers long. Great for kids or those who don't want to do much walking.
Required USFS Disclaimer: Some RMOC events are operated under special use permit with the Arapaho, Pike, Roosevelt, and White River National Forests. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, RMOC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director - Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).