Welcome to Leyden Rock

Leyden Rock is a new subdivision in northwest Arvada, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Leyden Rock is comprised of 1,439 homes on 1,033 acres. There are a large number of home plans and builders to choose from in Leyden Rock.

Home prices range from $400K up to $1 Million.

Leyden Rock

(As of December 2017)



Female 50.7% (3679)  Male 49.3% (3583)

Median Age


Female 44.1   Male 43.3

Average Household Income


Number of Households


Persons per Household

Leyden Rock Market Activity

(Compared with Last Year: February 2017 vs. February 2018) 

Median Home Value  Median List Price     Median Days on Market     Sales Volume

                                  $578K                       $580K                             108                                 2

                                 Up 5.5%                   Up 8.4%                        Up 4.9%                     Down  13%

Comparable Neighborhoods Near Leyden Rock

    (Compared with Last Year: February 2017 to February 2018)

Median Home Value  Median List Price  Median Days on Market   Sales Volume


                                    $523,400                 $542,450                             81                             55

                                     Up 3.6%                 Up 12.6%                    Down 23.7%               Up 52.5% 

 West Woods 

                                   $633,000                  $429,000                             89                              5

                                      Up 5%                 Down 26.7%                    Up 27.1%                  Up 150%

Whisper Creek     

                                   $627,000                  $650,000                           128                              1

                                     Up 3.1%                  Up 27.4%                      Up 77.8%                 Down 50%


                                   $636,000                  $672,671                             24                               7

                                    Up 5.9%                 Down 2.6%                   Down 57.5%             Down 22.6%

Spring Mesa         

                                   $794,000                  $810,000                             166                             2

                                    Up 3.3%                   Up 8.8%                          Up 40.7%                 Up 100%


                                   $469,000                  $455,000                               67                             6

                                    Up 7.2%                 Down 0.9%                        Up 34%                 Down  25%

 Village at 5 Parks       

                                   $589,000                  $585,000                                80                            6

                                    Up 5.6%                  Up 12.9%                          Up 81.8%                Up 20%

Living in Leyden Rock

Nature is the bedrock of Leyden Rock with an unprecedented 600 acres designated as open space You’ll love being surrounded by sweeping vistas and dramatic mountain views. An extensive network of trails and parks provide you the opportunity to walk, hike, and bike or ride a horse as far as you desire. Neighborhood parks and the community clubhouse and pool also provide numerous opportunities for active recreation and social interaction.

Leyden Rock was created to be sensitive to the unique beauty of the area. Development of the area includes Barbara Gulch Open Space that spans Leyden Creek from the west and the east, maximizing access to the rural landscape, sweeping views and majestic mesas. Two neighborhoods are nestled in a park with playgrounds, multi-purpose turf fields, hard court play areas, picnic areas, a pool and a new clubhouse that can be rented for family functions. Leyden Rock also features a network of walking trails from regional trails to soft surface trails throughout the neighborhoods. The community reflects a classic western character reminiscent of the architectural styles of national parks and the “dude ranch” era of the early twentieth century.     

Leyden Rock Metropolitan District

The Metro District is very similar to an HOA in that it manages certain aspects of the community and has a Board of Directors to govern District operations. With all the amenities included, it only costs $360 per year for the HOA fee. CCMC manages the Leyden Rock Metro District.

For the low HOA fee, you’ll enjoy

  • 60% of the Land is Open Space
  • New Clubhouse and Pool
  • Neighborhood Parks
  • Shaded Picnic Areas with Tables, Barbecue Grills, Potable Water and Electricity
  • 5 Miles of Trails Connecting to a Comprehensive Regional Trails System
  • Exceptional Jefferson County R-1 Schools and Healthcare Facilities
  • Variety of Nearby Shopping Opportunities – including Flatirons Mall
  • Centrally Located near Boulder, Denver, Golden and other Recreational Opportunities
  • Visit the Leyden Rock Metropolitan District for More Info

Another social avenue for Leyden Rock homeowners is Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free!

Leyden Rock Neighbors Are Using Nextdoor To:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help to find a lost dog or cat
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally, call that nice man down the street by his first name

The Nextdoor mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer and happier communities all over the world. You can have a dialogue with other homeowners on unlimited subjects, advertise items for sale, solicit handymen for odd jobs, babysitters and also for neighbors to reach out for advice. It also allows free advertising for services offered by residents. You can even post missing pets and usually, they are found quickly. It’s like Facebook only for Leyden Rock homeowners.

Upcoming Social Events   (Published on Nextdoor)

Leyden Rock is a friendly family-oriented community. There are many diverse social activities throughout the year, hosted by the Leyden Rock Social Committee. Some events are still in planning stage. As event information is announced, the events will be updated.


Independence Day Parade & Festival

July 4th   10am-3pm

Lookout Park and Leyden Rock Clubhouse

Leyden Rock Book Club – New Members Welcome!

Thursday, July 5th, 7:30 PM

8424 Violet Court

Evening on the Rock – Barn Dance

Tickets Go On Sale in June,  Age 21+

BBQ Dinner, Open Bar, Mechanical Bull, S’mores Bar, Lawn Games and Live Band – Swerve

July 14th  6pm-10pm

Leyden Rock Clubhouse/Pool

Free Gardening Class

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 PM

9195 W 57th Avenue


Free Gardening Class

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 PM

9195 W 57th Avenue

Movie In The Park (Free)

August 18th  6pm-10pm

Lookout Park

Edge Soccer for 2-3 Year Olds and 4-5 Year Olds

August 31st – October 20th


Movie In The Park (Free)

September 8th  6pm-10pm

Lookout Park

Free Gardening Class

Wednesday, September 19, 6:00PM

9195 W 57th Avenue

Oktoberfest  (Ticketed Event)

September 29th   5pm-9pm

Leyden Rock Clubhouse


Halloween Door Decorating Contest

October 28th


Leyden Rock Book Club

November 1, 7:30 PM

17465 W 83rd Place

Shopping On The Rock (Free)

November 4th  11am-4pm

Leyden Rock Clubhouse

Turkey Trot (Free)

November 22nd  8:30am-10:30am

Leyden Rock Clubhouse


Santa Visit (Free)

December 8th & 9th  8:30am-1:30pm

Leyden Rock Clubhouse

 Things to Do Near Leyden Rock

Leyden Rock is within easy access of Golden (10 miles), Boulder (15 miles) and Downtown Denver (16 miles), with a Regional Transportation District (RTD) Park and Ride facility located one mile to the north and west at the intersection of Hwy 72 and Hwy 93.

Arvada Center for the Performing Arts

Since its opening in 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries.

The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard and provides free parking for all its patrons. The Arvada Center has announced its 2017-18 Season, a diverse line-up of plays and musicals.The three musical and four play season includes two regional premiere plays performed in repertory, as well as the return of one of the Arvada Center’s most highly-requested musicals. The season marks the second- year of the Black Box Repertory Theatre, a company of actors, who will perform three of the Black Box Theatre’s four plays in repertory. More Info

Apex Park and Recreation District

Apex Park and Recreation District is located in Arvada, in northeast Jefferson County. APEX is a valued resource for all types of athletic activities, events, classes and family entertainment for those who live in the district. Leyden Rock is included in the district. Apex Park and Recreation District is a special district founded in 1956. It is not governed by the City of Arvada or Jefferson County. Apex Park and Recreation District is managed by an executive director and a five-member elected board of directors. The directors serve four-year terms with elections held every two years in May.

Most people are surprised to know that APEX is responsible for most of their funding. In fact, only 45% of the district’s budget comes from property taxes.   The rest comes from program, facility fees and proceeds from various fundraising efforts. When you pay for an activity, program or make a generous donation to the district, you are helping the entire community to enjoy the welcoming, engaging, inspiring, healthy and educational offerings Apex provides. Apex is not only the heart and soul of the community, it is the official gathering place for healthy activities with old friends and new. As different areas of the community grow and evolve Apex is committed to becoming the heart of all neighborhoods. Apex is inclusive and inviting, helping people who may not have experienced Apex join a class, try an activity, take a lesson or spend more time in its beautiful outdoor settings. The new facilities and upgrades to existing locations are proof of the long-standing dedication to those they serve and the vision for finding new and innovative ways to inspire health and wellness for all, now and far into the future. More Info 

Golfing in Arvada

The City of Arvada Owns and Operates Two Prestigious Golf Clubs.

West Woods Golf Club is a scenic 27-hole public course designed by Richard Phelps and is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains only 20 minutes from downtown Denver. The West Woods Clubhouse is currently under renovation and will soon be complete.

The City of Arvada built the first two nines at West Woods, the original 18, in 1994. Those two courses – the Sleeping Indian and the Cottonwood – were designed by one of Colorado’s best-known golf architects, Richard M. Phelps. Phelps’ son, Rick, then laid out the third nine-hole course, the Silo, in 1998-99. You’ll play classic golf in the best sense on these three courses. But each nine has a very different personality. We change the combination of nines that you can play on a daily basis. There are several different lengths with ratings and slopes from various combinations that can be played at West Wood. More Info

Lake Arbor Golf Club is a scenic 18-hole public course and has become a golfing oasis in the middle of a city setting. Emerald green traditional fairways, tranquil ponds and creeks and the best greens in Denver keep golfers coming back again and again. This player-friendly course measures about 5,900 yards in length and has a very walkable layout for those who enjoy a classic round. If you’re an experienced golfer, you’ll find this is the place to tune up your accuracy and your short game. Lake Arbor also can be the ideal challenge for senior golfers and those just beginning to play the game.

Lake Arbor takes special pride in the leagues and clinics that they offer to junior golfers. Be sure to check with them about these programs if you have a young golfer in the family. This is a place where everyone in your family can play together and enjoy their rounds. Lake Arbor Golf Course is conveniently located in the northwestern metro area on the east side of Arvada. Lake Arbor is city-owned with excellent values for tee times and outing packages. More Info

Indian Tree Golf Course Folklore has it that the famed “Indian Tree” was a rare Hackberry tree on the grounds of Indian Tree Golf Club. Its seed was toted westward by a young Indian brave and planted at the crest of our local foothills below the splendid views and peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With tree-lined Kentucky Bluegrass fairways, rolling terrain Penncross Bentgrass greens and a picturesque clubhouse, Indian Tree is a must for golfers. The spirit and sacred atmosphere of this golf course can now be felt throughout the delightful course, located just 20 minutes from downtown Denver. More Info

 Stoney Creek Golf Course is a family, senior, and junior friendly golf course.  When you book a tee time, it is your tee time so you can be assured that other players will not be added to your group, you can book your tee time as a single or up to 4 players. They are one of the few golf courses in Colorado that allow this.

Treat yourself to a fun and relaxing round of golf in a country setting with mature trees, bushes, a creek and a babbling brook. The course is set in a small valley so noise from cars is eliminated. Views of the mountains make for a perfect setting for golf and there are no pesky houses to worry about hitting. The course is an Executive golf course because it has three par 4’s and six par 3’s.  It takes around 1-1/2 hours to play, perfect for a quick round in the morning or after work. The par 4’s range from 231 yards to 283 yards depending on where the tees are set up. The par 3’s range from 81 yards to 175 yards.  Pull carts and power carts are available for your use. For your practice sessions, there is a driving range, a putting green, two chipping greens one with a sand bunker.  Also, there is a free 3 hole course near the clubhouse for your practice, perfect for kids and beginners.  The holes are 90 yards, 70 yards, and 90 yards. More Info

Disc Golf in Arvada

Newly renovated in 2014, the Johnny Roberts Disc Golf Course is located in Memorial Park at 8001 West 59th Avenue behind City Hall and Police Headquarters. More Info

Bird’s Nest Disc Golf Course is located at 17925 West 64th Parkway just east of Highway 93 on 64th Avenue below the Arvada Blunn Reservoir. Bird’s Nest Disc Park is a 24-hole disc golf course designed by John Bird. Built on 40 acres of Jefferson County Open Space, the course features rolling pastures, tree-lined holes, and some elevation change. More Info  Well established trails and spacious design make it a challenge for players of all ages and skill levels. Holes can range from 170 to over 700 feet in length. More Info

Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex

The Lutz/ Stenger Sports Complex is managed by the Apex Parks and Recreation District. The Complex anchors the western edge of Arvada’s vibrant commercial corridor now known as Ralston Creek. This 133-acre site is home to two regional sports facilities that attract more than 1.3 million visitors a year. The Complex consists of 75 acres with 19 soccer fields, playground, and a two-acre landscaped lake. More Info

Arvada Skate Park

Arvada Skate Park, located at 12920 West 72nd Avenue, is the third largest skate park in the country and has hosted several large-scale skating events. The park’s skating surface, which exceeds 40,000 square feet, was designed and built by Team Pain, a skate park design/build company based in Florida. The park’s infrastructure and other components were completed by Urban Farmer, a local landscaping company. Together these features make this venue a top skating destination in the state. It opened in June of 2012. More Info

Memorial Park “Skate Spot”

The Memorial Park Skate Spot is located in Memorial Park just behind City Hall and Police Headquarters at 8001 West 59th Avenue. General hours of use for all Arvada Parks (unless otherwise noted) are sun up to sundown. The same hours of use apply to the Skate Spot! Memorial Park underwent a large-scale redesign in 2014 including updating the hugely popular Skate Spot. The newly renovated skate spot opened in August 2014.                                    More Info

Trails In and Around Leyden Rock

Leyden Creek Trail – Located immediately south of Leyden Creek, across Leyden Road in the Pattridge Open Space Leyden Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Arvada, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.

Ralston Creek Trail – approximately one mile south of Leyden Creek

Dry Creek Trail – three miles to the east in Standley Lake Park

Numerous other Hiking Opportunities Can Be Found West of Hwy 72

Open Space Parks In and Around Leyden Rock

Jefferson County contains extensive open space properties that provide acres of conserved wildlands. Their mission to balance human uses with preserving the natural environment is a true amenity to Leyden Rock residents.

Coal Creek Canyon Park – Located less than five miles west on Hwy 72, the open space contains endangered species habitats, protected riparian ecosystems, trails, picnicking, interpretive education and historic homesteads. Coal Creek Canyon Park also serves as a preserved Mountain Backdrop for Leyden Rock, allowing pristine majestic mountain views for decades to come.

White Ranch Open Space Park – Less than five miles south, this substantial open space park contains many miles of trails, camping, wildlife habitat, rugged geology and historic homesteads.

Boulder County Open Space – This property north of Hwy 72 and west of Hwy 93 is currently restricted to open space. No management plan has been developed for this property.

Pattridge Open Space – This open space provides both paved and soft surface trails.

 Equestrian Activities

Join the fun of riding horseback through miles of scenic Colorado trails around Leyden Rock. The most spectacular views you can imagine so close to Denver. Horseback riding is the ideal way to view the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoy the peace and quiet as you meander along the vast system of equestrian trails. Step back in time and savor the raw, unchanged splendor of Leyden Rock just as it was when the first settlers arrived. Take a ride along Barbara Gulch and enjoy the magnificent views. Whether you are new to riding horses or are experienced, you’ll want to visit these equestrian centers near Leyden Rock.

Wild West Ranch

7969 Alkire Street

Horse Riding & Boarding

Arvada Indoor Equestrian Center

7650 Indiana Street

Horse Riding & Boarding

Iron Gate Ranch

12601 W. 82nd Avenue

Horse Riding & Boarding

A Rising Star Equestrian Center

9470 Indiana Street

Horse Riding, Boarding, Venues, and Event Spaces

 Arvada Associated Modelers Airpark

The Arvada Associated Modelers (AAM) Airpark is truly a “world class” aerodrome. The Airpark resides on 60 acres of Arvada City parkland nestled against the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, under the watchful eye the “Sleeping Indian.”

The Airpark has three separate flying sites, two runways, and a control-line circle. The site provides over 100 acres of over-fly area, a dirt RC car track, and many other amenities. The flying sites include an integrated, state-of-the-art frequency control system for maximum safety and solar-powered DC charging stations for electric RC components. The AAM Airpark is an amazing and wonderful recreational amenity for the City and the community of Arvada. AAM is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the Airpark and the facilities. AAM is in compliance with all lease requirements and City ordinances and also endeavors to minimize environmental impact (including noise) and to be good stewards of the land. More Info

East Field Amenities

50’ W x 750’ L concrete runway, taxi-ways, pilot stations, fencing, pit area and tables

50’ W graded and compacted gravel apron

35’ W x 40’ L pavilion, parking lot, picnic tables, barbecue grill, bleachers and restroom

Safety fencing, frequency control, maintenance equipment storage shed and rubbish containers

Solar charging station (500 watts)

Utility lawn tractors, mowers and /trimmers

Water wagon, snow plow, and generator

West Field Amenities

30’ W x 375’ L geotextile runway, taxi-ways, pilot stations, fencing, pit area & tables

4 – 10’ x 10’ concrete RC helicopter pads

30’ x 30’ pavilion, parking, picnic tables, barbeque grill and restroom

Safety fencing, frequency control, a solar charging station, maintenance equipment storage building and rubbish containers

For beginners, there is a Control Line Circle with 200’ diameter geotextile runway circle

Weather Station with Live Weather Information

For the RC Car enthusiast, there is a dedicated track with 100’ W x 150’ L of fine dirt and sand

West Arvada Dog Park

Happy, healthy dogs make a happy healthy community. When dogs have the chance to exercise, socialize and play, they become better members of the community. Incidents of animal surrender, animal control citations, and other unwanted behavior diminishes.

Support your local dog park! The West Arvada Dog Park opened on June 18, 2005. It is a “Special Use” park. It is operated by volunteers on City-owned property and is funded 100% through donations. More Info

Arvada/Blunn Reservoir

The reservoir is open to the public for fishing, hiking, and boating. It serves as an important water source for the city of Arvada, supplying the city with 25% of its drinking water.

For this reason, water contact sports such as windsurfing, swimming, water skiing, tubing and scuba diving are not permitted. Getting there: Between Highway 93 and Indiana Street on West 66th. From Denver take 6th Ave west to Golden. Go north on CO-93 to W. 66th Ave. Go right to the entrance on your left. More Info

Biking Routes from Leyden Rock

Arvada is already a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community, but we are committed to making it even better. In October 2017, City Council meeting, Council approved the 2017 Bicycle Master Plan which will make bicycling a safe, convenient, and efficient option for every trip in Arvada. For information on the building blocks required to be a bike-friendly community, visit the League of American Bicyclists. More Info

The 2017 Bicycle Master Plan was designed to make Arvada a place where bicycling is a safe, convenient, and efficient option for every trip and was approved by City Council in October 2017. The plan is based on an idea called “Level of Traffic Stress.” It’s pretty simple–we know that people will want to ride more in places that feel comfortable and safe, as long as they don’t have to go too far out of their way. Think about the kind of place you would feel comfortable riding with your kids–The idea is to connect as many of those spaces as possible. Although there will still be areas requiring improvements, Arvada will work to bridge those gaps wherever possible. Popular road biking routes near Leyden Rock include; Leyden Road, Hwy 93, Alkire Street and 100th Street & Simms Street. More Info

Leyden Rock Builders

 A major feature of Leyden Rock is the abundance of exceptional home builders. Each builder is committed to building the best quality, environmentally sound homes that reflect the natural landscape of the property.

The builders have incredible reputations and many years of experience building homes in the Denver area.Leyden Rock offers three different home styles, Patio Homes, Attached Patio Homes and Single Family Homes. All homes are energy efficient and have solar panels installed which help to lower energy bills. MORE INFO

 Patio and Attached Patio Home Builders

Remington Homes

 William Lyon  Homes


Single Family Home Builders

D.R. Horton

Dream Finders




Remington Homes


William Lyon Homes

Leyden Rock Schools

Although it feels like a rural living, exceptional Jefferson County R-1 schools and hospitals are close by. Leyden Rock students get to attend exceptional Jefferson County R-1 schools located within nine miles of the community.

High Schools

Ralston Valley High School

Ralston Valley is a comprehensive, four-year high school located in Arvada, Colorado. Opened in 2000, Ralston Valley has established a solid reputation as one of Colorado’s premier public schools. Offering a full complement of courses, with complete Honors and Advanced Placement programs, Ralston Valley has earned the highest rating given by the Colorado Dept. of Education each year since its opening. More Info

The school also features outstanding athletic and activity programs, with numerous state championships, award-winning bands, choirs, and drama programs. Ralston Valley Senior High School is ranked 24th within Colorado and 626th nationally. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Ralston Valley Senior High School is 58 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female and the total minority enrollment is 18 percent. Ralston Valley Senior High School is 1 of 35 high schools in the Jefferson County School District R-1. Ralston Valley High School’s mission is to provide a safe learning environment where each student is encouraged and supported in his or her learning and growth, so that each student may become a productive citizen and life-long learner. U.S. News & World Report awarded this school the silver medal and listed it among the best high schools in the nation. More Info

GreatSchools.org ranks Ralston High 8 out of 10. More Info

Niche gives Ralston High an ‘A” rating. More Info

Pomona High School

Pomona High School is a comprehensive four-year high school with an emphasis on academics, arts, and athletics. Pomona is a 2017 Silver Medal School in US News and World Report, ranking 42nd in Colorado and 1858th in the nation. Pomona High School’s students succeed in a rigorous curriculum, designed to prepare them for their choices after graduation. Students in the class of 2017 were awarded over $3.1 million dollars in college scholarships and the Class of 2017 had a Daniels Scholar and a HERO Award Winner. Pomona High School offers fourteen Honors and fourteen Advanced Placement (AP) courses, plus dual enrollment classes in conjunction with Colorado Christian University. Pomona employs eighty certified teachers, 65% with advanced degrees.

The teachers are committed to helping all Panther students to be the best they can be. They support student learning through Advisement, Panther Time and Study Hall. Additionally, Pomona has a vigorous AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program that now includes Freshmen through Junior classes.

Pomona High School’s Arts and Humanities program (PAH) is a one-of-a-kind program which gives students the opportunity to pursue their high school education through a choice of an artistic focus, such as visual or performing arts.

Pomona students are consistently named all-state choir and all-state band and orchestra. In 2014, Pomona’s Catwalk Theatre Company’s production of “Damn Yankees” was recognized for excellence by the Bobby G Awards and the lead actress was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Pomona students in the visual arts have had their work showcased at the Jeffco Art Shows and one Pomona student had his work showcased at the Denver Art Museum.

Pomona is a School of Scholar-Athletes.

53% of male students and 47% of female students participated in at least one sport. Pomona has thirteen programs including tennis, swim and dive, golf and soccer. In 2017, Pomona was Back-to-Back State Champions in gymnastics and Wrestling.

Pomona’s football team is Back-to-Back State Runner Ups. They are Jeffco League Champions in Football, Gymnastics, Wrestling, and Boys’ Track and Field. More Info 

Arvada High School

Arvada High School has a strong tradition of community support. The community and student populations represent a wide variety of ethnic, economic, and academic backgrounds. This leads to a cultural richness in the school environment that is reflected in both classroom discussions and interpersonal relationships among students.

The nearby Arvada Center for the Performing Arts provides numerous opportunities for students and community residents to enjoy a diverse array of programs. Arvada High School is a school with a rich history. In existence for over 100 years, it has successfully weathered many building, curriculum, and community changes. Arvada High is one of 18 comprehensive high schools in the Jefferson County School District R-1, the largest K-12 district in Colorado serving over 85,000 students. The school calendar is composed of two eighteen-week semesters and is 176 days in length. The daily class schedule features a modified block plan where students attend 50-minute classes 3 times weekly. The block period is a 90-minute class that meets  1 day a week. Several school-wide programs strengthen the academic and personal success of AHS students. The “Link Leader” program connects freshmen with upper-class students during an orientation day and in activities throughout the school year.  The North Area Option School made its debut at the beginning of the 2006 school year. It features a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with a coordinated Humanities focus.

AHS is also a provider with the ASCENT Program (Advancing Students through Concurrent Enrollment); students have the opportunity to earn college credit while concurrently enrolled in high school coursework. The Arvada High faculty and staff work closely with students and are available for additional assistance and instruction during Advisement (“Bulldog Time”) each day. Many faculty members hold vocational credentials, Master’s, and Doctorate degree. The class of 2017 had a mean ACT composite score of 18.2 with 98% of the class tested during the spring of 2015. Approximately 83% of the graduates from the class of 2017 planned to continue with a post-secondary education: 28% planned to attend four-year colleges and universities, 55% planned to attend two-year or technical institutions and 6% planned military service. There are approximately 800 students enrolled in the 2016-2017 school year. The ethnic population distribution for 2016-2017 was: White 46%, Hispanic 42%, Asian/Pacific Islander 5%, American Indian 2%, African-American 2%.  The free and reduced lunch rate was 64%. More Info

Arvada West High School

Arvada West is a community-driven and achievement-oriented high school, Arvada West offers comprehensive college prep, career exploration and workforce development for young adults. The school population of nearly 1800 students ranges from highly-academic AP students to the Challenge Program, which is embraced by both students and staff. The school’s population continues to diversify.

The Arvada West staff works to support students as a community of learners who think critically about the world around them and develop the college – and career-ready skills necessary to find success in a collaborative, technology-driven world. Arvada West’s history and traditions are now carried on in the state of the art instructional facility featuring 268,000 square feet on a 23-acre campus. The newest education technology innovations that enhance teacher instruction and support student learning are available. Arvada West has had past winners of the National Merit Scholarship Program, the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship competition, Daniels Fund Scholars, appointments to military academies and acceptance to the nation’s most highly selective universities. The school is proud of the core academic programs and the comprehensive course offerings in fine arts, performing arts, agri-business and career education, and many other areas. In addition, they provide students with multiple service opportunities to develop pride and respect within the community and offer parents a variety of ways to engage in their student’s education.

The Performing Arts Department is a celebrated program in Colorado with multiple Bobby G Awards, numerous invitations to the Colorado Music Educators Association annual conference and All-State Choir, Band and Orchestra. Arvada West has outstanding athletic and activity programs, with 22 state championships including 6 Girls’ Softball titles and 4 state titles in Wrestling. Our multiple co-curricular clubs celebrate and respect student diversity through such groups as Student Voice, Peace Jam, Sparkles and the Gay-Straight Alliance. The school’s library has received “Exemplary Performance” recognition from the Colorado Department of Education, the highest rating for a school library program. More Info

Middle Schools

Drake Middle School

Drake Junior High School was built in 1959 and was named for Obediah Drake, superintendent of Arvada School District No. 2 from 1902-1919. The school’s mission: “Together we create hope and passion through meaningful learning that balances the unique needs of students so all are inspired to achieve full potential.”

The school’s vision: “To become a dynamic and responsive community that provides a safe place to promote critical thinking, self-advocacy, and respect for self and others.” This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement. Drake Middle school has average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Not only do they emphasize rigor at Drake, they also value the importance of knowing and understanding their students. The team format helps in their goals to develop positive Teacher – Student interactions that have proven to foster motivation and success.

Drake has five teams: Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat, Sunlight, and Vail. Drake’s electives are Art, Art Miller, Choral Music, Computer Science, Instrumental Music, Leadership, PE, Spanish Jaeger, Spanish Vera and Technical Education. Drake Middle’s library is teaching 21st Century Skills to create future leaders and global citizens. The mission is collection development and collaboration with staff to enhance student learning guided by Drake Middle School’s UIP goals, C-CAP, the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students and identifying student and curriculum needs.

Drake is ranked 48th in Colorado of 415 Colorado Middle schools. GreatSchools.org ranks Drake Middle School 7 out of 10. More Info 

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Faith Christian Academy

From academics to fine arts to sports, Faith Christian has a long-standing tradition of excellence in education. They are determined to offer a variety of opportunities for students to succeed and be prepared for life. By providing a biblically integrated education, Faith Christian Academy guides students to discover and develop their unique spiritual, mental, creative and physical gifts, so that they may glorify God and serve others through the power of the Holy Spirit. In an atmosphere of grace and truth, we partner with parents and churches, as we empower students to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.

In January 2017, 74% of the middle school student body was recognized for achieving Honor Roll for the fall semester!  High Honor Roll is for students with GPA’s between 3.8 and 4.0, and Honor Roll is for students with GPA’s between 3.3 and 3.79. 6th grade: 48% High Honor Roll, 26% Honor Roll, 7th grade: 54% High Honor Roll, 22% Honor Roll, 8th grade: 42% High Honor Roll, 30% Honor Roll. Faith Christian Middle School is full of talented students who are excelling academically! Every year Rocky Mountain Talent Search identifies gifted students and gives them the opportunity to take the ACT college entrance exam early.  To qualify to take the ACT test as 8th graders, the student must score a 95% or higher on two or more of the following areas in the 7th grade – Terra Nova testing: math, reading, language and/or composite.

During 2016-2017 school year, 33 Faith Christian 8th grade students qualified to take the ACT Test. Of those, 15 chose to take the test. In the 2015-2016 school year, 31 students qualified. The average ACT score was 20, the highest score was 24. Faith Christian was voted Best of the Best in Arvada in 2017. Outside of academics, Faith Christian has a vigorous Physical Education program for their students. The following programs are available; Cheerleading – (Girls), Cross Country – (Girls and Boys), Football – (Boys), Soccer – (Boys), Volleyball – (Girls), Basketball – (Boys and Girls), Baseball – (Boys), Soccer – (Girls) and Track and Field – (Girls and Boys). Check out Great Schools.org

Oberon Middle School

This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform average on state tests, are making below average year-over-year academic improvement and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Oberon is ranked 170th out of 415 Colorado Middle Schools. More Info

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Moore Middle School

Moore is Ranked 311th of 415 of Colorado Middle Schools. The school is named after Charles O. Moore. Moore was the first president of Jeffco Schools, then the Freemont School District. He founded Jeffco Schools by consolidating Jefferson County’s 39 districts. He was an engineer with Gates Rubber Co. Today, Moore Middle School serves the northern Arvada community. Its articulation area includes Little, Parr, Weber and Warder elementary schools.  Moore serves as a feeder to Pomona High School.

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North Arvada Middle School

North Arvada Middle School is a neighborhood school with a commitment to providing quality public education to their students. Sitting on slightly more than a 20-acre site, North Arvada was organized and began operation as North Arvada Junior High School in September 1962, relieving overcrowding at East Arvada Junior High.  When opened, North Arvada was the farthest north school in the county and had no paved road to the building.

The school opened with 1,187 students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades, which was above building capacity.  In order to meet the high volume of students,     a double-school session was held daily.  The building was designed for team teaching.  Additions were added to the original building in 1975, 1983, 1984, and 2000. The current building is two stories and has 113,554 square ft. with an applied capacity of 861.

North Arvada offers a wide range of elective classes, a center program for gifted and talented students and has a variety of extracurricular activities. The school serves approximately 465 students, with diverse backgrounds and native languages. North Arvada offers classes in special education, English as a second language (ESL), gifted and talented education (GT), pre-AP and remedial/support classes in language arts, math, and science. More Info

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Elementary Schools   (Ratings By Google)

Van Arsdale Elementary

Van Arsdale Elementary was built in 1994. It was named in honor of Mr. Wayne Van Arsdale. He was a member of the school board and instrumental in the creation of Outdoor Lab schools. The school’s motto is, “Once a Mountaineer, always a mountaineer!” The Van Arsdale educational community, comprised of staff, students and parents, commit to high and appropriate educational goals and expectations for all.

These expectations scientifically researched best practices in instruction, ongoing assessment of student learning and systemic support and extension opportunities that help all students maximize their individual progress. (Rated 5.1) The school is 3.4 Miles from Leyden RockMore Info 

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Stott Elementary

Stott Elementary is a PBS school and uses the guiding principles of Positive Behavior Support as their discipline plan. PBS is a school-wide system of positive behavior support, with a common language, consistent expectations, and consequences designed to enhance the capacity of the school to educate all students. The formal description states that PBS is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all students by establishing:

  • Clearly defines outcomes that relate to academic and social behavior

  • Systems that support staff efforts

  • Practices that support student success

  • Data utilization that guides decision making

Students are rewarded for having SOLE by getting a sticker that is put on a shoe chart. When a child fills up his/her chart, he/she gets to choose a prize. Students are also recognized for positive behaviors through the Stott Star program. Teachers choose 1-3 students each month to be a Stott Star. These students exhibit the majority of the following characteristics: show extra effort, follow directions, turn in homework on time, step up to help others, show improvement in academics, show improvement in school behavior, are kind to others, display exceptional manners, and is polite. (Rated 4.1) The school is 4.3 Miles from Leyden Rock. More Info

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West Woods Elementary

West Woods has long been a school of academic excellence due to their amazing teachers, active parents and hard-working students. Westwood’s excellence continues with their teachers’ professional commitment to keeping instructional best practices current through professional learning communities.

West Woods parent community is focused on upgrading the playground so their children can enjoy a variety of activities that promote movement, creativity, and play. Last year’s hard work means that children will enjoy a new, modern play structure, an outdoor classroom, and several new bike racks. The focus this year will be working on the next phase of adding learning gardens, another outdoor classroom, and a nature scape. West Woods is a wonderful place for kids to learn and grow. (Rated 4) West Woods is 2.1 Miles from Leyden Rock. More Info

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Meiklejohn Elementary   

Meiklejohn Elementary is a highly valued commodity in the Five Parks neighborhood of Arvada. The school is a beautiful building which opened in the fall of 2006 and is full of wonderful resources and one of the greatest amounts of technology in the district.

Meiklejohn has one of the best and most knowledgeable staffs in the state. Parents and families take great pride in the work they do as a collective school community. They also have a highly involved parent and grandparent community as well as an incredibly active PTA which is uniquely important to the school-wide success. The school is named for Al Meiklejohn, Republican State Senator from Colorado. Alvin Meiklejohn Jr. was born in Omaha on June 18, 1923, but moved to Denver with his parents when he was an infant. Meiklejohn graduated from South High School and served in World War II as a bomber pilot. He earned his law degree from the University of Denver and was also a certified public accountant. Meiklejohn was on the Jefferson County Board of Education for six years. He twice won the distinguished service award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments. “He always believed education was the key to a successful life,” said his son, Scott Meiklejohn. (Rated 3.8) The School is 3.1 Miles from Leyden Rock. More Info

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Local Hospitals

Centura Arvada Neighborhood Health Center

2.8 Miles from Leyden Rock

16280 W 64th Avenue


Centura Health Arvada

3.1 Miles from Leyden Rock

16320 W 64th Avenue


Arvada Pediatric Associates

5.2 Miles from Leyden Rock

8030 Lee Drive


Rocky Mountain Primary Care

5.2 Miles from Leyden Rock

5730 Ward Road, Suite 102

303 422-6331

UC Health Emergency Room

6.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

15240 W 64th Avenue


Avista Adventist Hospital

7.5 miles from Leyden Rock

100 Health Park Drive


SCL Health Community Hospital

7.8 Miles from Leyden Rock

6500 W 104th Avenue


Lutheran Medical Center

8.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

8300 W 38th Avenue

303 425-4500

Shopping Opportunities

Flatirons Mall – 8 Miles from Leyden Rock

West Woods Shopping Center – 4.2 Miles from Leyden Rock

Arvada West Town Center – 3.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

Ralston Square – 4.0 Miles from Leyden Rock

88th Mall – 5.7 Miles from Leyden Rock

Flatiron Marketplace – 7 Miles from Leyden Rock

Shops at Walnut Creek – 7.4 Miles from Leyden Rock

Westminster Promenade – 7.7 Miles from Leyden Rock

Local Restaurants (** Recommended)

**Mika Sushi – 4.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

12650 W. 64th Avenue, Unit B2

**Sushi Ahi – 3.5 Miles from Leyden Rock

14807 W. 64th Avenue, Unit B

Gluten Free Things – 4.9 Miles from Leyden Rock

11651 W. 64th Avenue, Suite A6

**Heaven Dragon Chinese Restaurant – 3 Miles from Leyden Rock

16255W. 64th Ave, #14

**Jack’s/Steamers Coffee Shop – 2.8 Miles

8565 Five Parks Drive, Unit 100

**Abo’s Pizza – 3.5 Miles from Leyden Rock

14705 W 64th Avenue

Rib City Grill – 3.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

14705 W. 64th Ave, Unit D

El Jefe Tacos and Burritos – 5.1 Miles from Leyden Rock

6156 Simms Street

**Silver Mine Subs – 5 Miles from Leyden Rock

11651 W. 64th Avenue

Randi’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant – 4.7 Miles from Leyden Rock

12312 W. 64th Avenue

**Las Potrancos Mexican Restaurant – 4-3 Miles from Leyden Rock

11651 W. 64th Avenue

**Home Cookin Café – 3 Miles from Leyden Rock

16255 W. 64th Avenue, Unit 7

**Illegal Burger – 4.3 Miles from Leyden Rock

15400 W. 64th Avenue

**Jersey Mikes Subs – 4.3 Miles from Leyden Rock


**Sultan Grill – 4.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

12650 W. 64th Avenue

**Malone’s Clubhouse Grill – 3.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

14455 W. 64th Avenue

**3 Sons Italian Restaurant & Bar – 3.1 Miles from Leyden Rock

14805 W. 64th Avenue, Unit C

**Quiznos – 3.0 Miles from Leyden Rock

14715 W. 64th Avenue, Unit A

Rockabillies – 4.6 Miles from Leyden Rock

12363 W. 64th Avenue

**Firehouse Subs – 4.7 Miles From Leyden Rock

12345 W. 64th Avenue

El Tequileno Restaurant – 4.7 Miles from Leyden Rock

12391 W. 64th Avenue

**R Taco – 4.7 Miles from Leyden Rock

12368 W. 64th Avenue

**The Egg & I Restaurant – 4.7 Miles from Leyden Rock

12325 W. 64th Avenue

 Villa Napoli Pizza – 4.9 Miles from Leyden Rock

12006 W. 64th Avenue

**Treasure Pot = 5.1 Miles from Leyden Rock

Other Recreational Opportunities

Standley Lake – Just three miles east, includes a bald eagle viewing area and motorized sports on the lake

Eldora Ski Resort – thirty miles West

Ralston Reservoir

Upper and Lower Long Lake

Blunn Reservoir

Tucker Lake

Welton Reservoir

Leyden Rock Active Listings

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