Deer Creek Canyon Park reopens after mountain lion sighting

Deer Creek Canyon Park has reopened after authorities closed it due to a reported aggressive mountain lion.

Jefferson County Open Space said Deer Creek Canyon Park and Black Bear Trail, the latter of which connects Deer Creek to Hildebrand Ranch, both reopened on Tuesday morning. The park and trail closed on Saturday morning.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said that wildlife officers attempted to locate the mountain lion using reports from park visitors, but they couldn’t track it down as of Tuesday morning.

The mountain lion may still be in the park, or if it left, it could return. CPW said it’s always possible to run into a mountain lion along the Front Range. Park visitors should be prepared, keep pets on leashes and children close, and recreate in small groups instead of alone, if possible.

CPW has asked the public to report any mountain lion activity by calling 303-239-4501.

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