Mt. Goliath Nature Center and Summit of Mt. Blue Sky Interpretive Area Ticket

Mount Blue Sky Recreation Area Timed Tickets

 Provides access for one private vehicle and motorcycles to access Forest Service developed recreation sites. (Mount Goliath and the Summit Interpretive Area only). Purchase this ticket if you ONLY want to visit the Summit Of Mount Blue Sky.

Mount Goliath is a peak on the shoulders of Mount Blue Sky. The Mount Goliath Research Natural Area contains 160 acres set aside for the protection, study, interpretation and enjoyment of the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine. Stop and visit the gardens, Dos Chappell Nature Center and hike through the bristlecone pine.  The building, exhibits, and grounds are the result of a cooperative effort between the Denver Botanic Gardens, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and the U.S. Forest Service.

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For information on the exploration of the gardens with a Denver Botanic Gardens docent 

Next drive to the Summit Interpretive Area also referred to "The Top" to experience the high altitude air at 14,130 feet and then hike up to the summit of Mount Blue Sky. There are three significant structures at “The Top,” two of which are historic: the ruins of the Crest House, the High Altitude Lab and the Meyer-Womble Observatory.

For more information visit or call the Forest Service Information Delivery Hub at 970-295-6600

Mount Blue Sky History visit 

The average time spent along the Scenic Drive is 2-3 hours. 

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