Take advantage of the great trails in Castle Rock, Douglas County, and surrounding mountain areas! Hike in a group and get out in nature.
Most of these hikes are designated as easy, and are 2.5-4 miles long with not much elevation gain. Moderate hikes may have some steep hills and will be 3.5-8 miles long.
We want you to register so we have your waiver and contact info for trail changes and weather updates.
In the event of appropriate snow, we may try to snowshoe! It will be a decision made 24 hours in advance of the hike. Please keep Marne's number handy, 970.281.7884 for questions.
To any hikes outside immediate area, we'll try to carpool from the MAC, as noted.
Please come prepared with layers, 1L of water or more, and have foot traction (yax trax) available for icy areas.
*1/15 Mitchell Creek Canyon (meet at MAC 9 am, as trailhead is tricky to find)http://www.crgov.com/DocumentCenter/View/293/Mitchell-Creek-Trail-System-Map-PDF?bidId=
*1/29 - Dawson's Butte Trail (meet at trailhead 9:30) https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/dawson-butte-ranch-open-space-trail
*2/5 - Castlewood Canyon (meet at MAC 9 am to carpool)https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CastlewoodCanyon/Pages/Trails.aspx
*2/9 *MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE TOUR* Ridgeline Open Space (meet at Bison Park parking lot 7pm) Snow dependent, may be a hike instead.
*2/12- Gateway Mesa (meet at Gateway Mesa TH at 9:30am)
*2/16 - Gateway Mesa/Mitchell Creek http://www.crgov.com/DocumentCenter/View/291/Mitchell-Creek-Canyon-Trails-Map-PDF?bidId=
Waiver of Liability: All exercise and participation done is at the risk of the user or parent of the user. The Town of Castle Rock is not liable for personal injury, theft, or loss of property. By registering, you assume full responsibility for yourself and/or your children for any injuries, damages or losses which may occur and do hereby fully and forever release and discharge (1) the Town of Castle Rock and its employees; and (2) the volunteer coaches and assistants from any claims, demands, damages, rights of action, or causes of action, present or future, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from or arising out of your use of facilities and equipment. By registering, the participant’s parent agrees to follow and abide by all set rules of the Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department. By registering, I indicate that I have read the above and fully understand and agree with the terms and conditions. Photo Release: I hereby grant the Town of Castle Rock and the Parks and Recreation Department the right and license to use my and my child’s image or likeness in Castle Rock materials for internal and external audiences. These materials may include, but are not limited to, monthly reports, advertisements, brochures, the recreation guide, electronic newsletters, videos and the Town website. If you would like to be exempt from this authorization, please notify your program supervisor and/or our contracted photographer/videographer.
This Town Hikes!Class Number: 55102Dates: 1/29/2020 - 1/29/2020Time: 9:30AM - 1:00PMClass Days: Wed
Ages: 3 Months - SeniorLocation: Other Location | Dawson Butte (meet at Trailhead 9:30)Availability: 9Capacity: 12Level: beginner to intermediate
Resident: $0.00Non-Resident: $0.00
This Town Hikes!Class Number: 55103Dates: 2/5/2020 - 2/5/2020Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PMClass Days: Wed
Ages: 3 Months - SeniorLocation: Other Location | Castlewood Canyon (Meet at MAC 9 am)Availability: 7Capacity: 12Level: beginner to intermediate
This Town Hikes!Class Number: 55104Dates: 2/9/2020 - 2/9/2020Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PMClass Days: Sun
Ages: 3 Months - SeniorLocation: Other Location | FULL MOON HIKE* Ridgeline Open Space (meet at Bison Park, 7pm)Availability: 30Capacity: 30Level: beginner to intermediate
This Town Hikes!Class Number: 55105Dates: 2/12/2020 - 2/12/2020Time: 9:30AM - 1:00PMClass Days: Wed
Ages: 3 Months - SeniorLocation: Other Location | Gateway Mesa - Chuck's Loop (meet at trailhead, 9:30 am)Availability: 19Capacity: 20Level: beginner to intermediate
This Town Hikes!Class Number: 55106Dates: 2/16/2020 - 2/16/2020Time: 10:00AM - 1:30PMClass Days: Sun
Ages: 3 Months - SeniorLocation: Other Location | Gateway Mesa, Chuck's Loop and Mitchell Creek (Meet at Trailhead 10 am)Availability: 28Capacity: 30Level: beginner to intermediate