dogs on leash
This is a fun hike and a popular hike so the trail is normally busy. It is a great place to bring a picnic lunch. There are steep inclines but you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Denver as well as being able to explore some cool ruins. It does get slippery in wet conditions, however.
We parked in the west lot which I think is easier than parking in the east lot if you want to see the castle. Parts of the trail are icy now. The Walker House is worth the trek. I will definitely be going back for other trails on Mount Falcon.
Castle trail is still Accessible today 12/9/16. Nice hike. Not too steep but a steady uphill climb. Passes by ruins of Walker House ruins. Only slightly distressing part is that turnaround is at a parking lot where others can access trail from opposite end.
Kelly R. on Mount Falcon Castle Trail
Great hike - maybe not for beginners, but def perfect for someone wanting a nice incline close to denver ....