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#6 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Castlewood Canyon State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park ranging from 0.7 to 4.1 miles and from 6,282 to 6,646 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Situated southeast of Denver, with the winding Cherry Creek flowing through it, Castlewood Canyon State Park is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're hiking, picnicking, or rock climbing, this dog-friendly park boasts 2,300 acres with easy to moderate trails.

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Map of trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
303-688-5242
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Rim Rock Trail to Creek Trail Loop
Castlewood Canyon State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Note: the parking fee is $9 per vehicleShow more
#2 - Inner Canyon Loop Trail
Castlewood Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(446)
Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Where Denver's Cherry Creek Ran Wild The headwaters of Cherry Creek lie in the low hill country about 35 miles south of Denver. The creek is an important source of water for the farms and ranches betShow more
#3 - Lake Gulch Trail Loop
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(517)
Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 49 m
Lake Gulch Trail Loop is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rShow more
#4 - Rim Rock Trail and Creek Trail Loop
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(434)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Rim Rock Trail and Creek Trail Loop is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#5 - Rim Rock Trail
Castlewood Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(145)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Rim Rock Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#6 - East Canyon Preservation Trail
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(158)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
East Canyon Trail is Closed November 1 - May 1​ Due to the fragile nature of this area the following regulations are strictly enforced: Visitors must remain on the ​​​​​​designated trails. No Dogs oShow more
#7 - Cherry Creek Trail Loop
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(147)
Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
Cherry Creek Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activShow more
#8 - Castlewood Canyon Falls Trail
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(116)
Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
Castlewood Canyon Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and biShow more
#9 - Lake Gulch Trail to Castlewood Canyon Dam
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(133)
Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Lake Gulch Trail to Castlewood Canyon Dam is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Englewood, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#10 - Castlewood Canyon Creek Trail
Castlewood Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(72)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Castlewood Canyon Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more
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