Castlewood Canyon State Park offers splendid opportunities for hiking, picnicking, rock climbing, sightseeing, photography and nature study. The park preserves 2,303 acres of the ecologically unique Black Forest region of Colorado. Visitors will also enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. Nature lovers and groups enjoy environmental diversity on several hiking trails ranging from mild to moderate. The trails range from .5 to 4 miles and can be combined for longer journeys. The winding Cherry Creek flowing along the canyon floor provides wonderful rest stops. Pets, on a leash, are welcome on most trails, except the East Canyon Preservation Area trail. The natural amphitheater and the Bridge Canyon Overlook gazebo perched on the edge of the canyon are unique places for weddings or other outdoor ceremonies. Casual groups and families enjoy the picnic areas at both entrances. Remnants of geologic and local history combine when the then Castlewood Dam burst in 1933, sending a 15-foot-high wave of water into Denver. Ruins of the original ill-fated dam and the historic homestead still exist for hikers to see.

3 days ago

Great diversity in terrain, bring lots of water if going on Rim Rock trail. Beautiful scenery, birds and landscape.

5 days ago

Amazing - a bit of everything, flat, rocky, wet .... trees, creeks and meadows

6 days ago

Excellent trail! Not a killer hike, but it's a nice length and has enough uphill that you feel like you did something.

Great easy hike!

We really enjoyed this trail beautiful sceneries. It was an easy to fallow hike.

8 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail. We started out on the L side and came back up the K side after crossing the creek. Many gorgeous views and interesting flora and fauna.

This is basically a sidewalk running past the initial parking and picnic areas of this park. There are several overlooks, lots of plant life, and it's super easy if you have kids or people who wouldn't normally be able to access a hike. With that said, it's well worth it to continue on past this part for the real views and hiking.

One of my favorite local spots, beautiful year around. Watch out for rattle snakes and you will be fine. Pretty ease and downhill for the most part of the trial. Amazing views, not many people after 5 pm. Must do if you are near by.

great fast trial, a few snakes, and a few turkeys