Open Space and Trails

Beautiful parks, well planned trails and abundant open space are a few of the things that make Castle Rock a great place to call home.

The Parks, Trails and Open Space Division makes it a priority that residents be able to explore the great outdoors right from their own backyard. So, take a hike with the kids, enjoy the great outdoors or sneak a peak at local wildlife.
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Most residents would agree, Castle Rock has some of the most beautiful trails and open space in Colorado. With more than 75 miles of trails and 5,800 acres of open space (the Town owns nearly half, private open space makes up 1,688 acres and Douglas County owns the rest), you never know what kind of adventure will be waiting for you.

Download a map, and get out there and enjoy it.
2012 National Gold Medal Winner 
This award honors communities nationwide that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management and agency recognition. Each agency is judged on its ability to address the needs of those it serves through the collective energies of residents, staff, and elected officials. Watch the video the Parks and Recreation Department submitted as part of the competition on the Town's Facebook page.

The Parks, Open Space and Trails Division strives to:
  • Create a linked municipal trails system that connects the community's neighborhoods with each other and with the County and regional trails systems.
  • Establish natural buffers between Castle Rock and adjacent areas of Douglas County.
  • Provide outdoor spaces that encourage and facilitate community recreation and celebration.

Special event trail closures

  1. Philip S. Miller Park
    Saturday, April 29Ridgeline RampageAll day
    Friday, May 5Cinco de Mayo Race5-7:30 p.m. 
    Saturday, May 27Rock Hawk Trail Race8 a.m.-noon
    Wednesday, May 31Race the MAC5-8 p.m.
    Saturday, June 3E-Rock Sunrise/SunsetAll day
     Wednesday, June 7Race the MAC5-8 p.m.
     Wednesday, June 14Race the MAC5-8 p.m.
     Saturday, June 17Castle Rock N' Run 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
     Wednesday, June 21Race the MAC5-8 p.m.
     Saturday, July 15Reece's Round-up7 a.m.-noon
     Sunday, Aug. 6 Xterra8 a.m.-noon
     Saturday, Oct. 7Castle Rock Trails Festival  All day

    Ridgeline Open Space
    Saturday, April 22
    Rock Hawk Trail Race8 a.m.-noon
    Saturday, April 29
    Ridgeline Rampage
    All day
    Saturday, Oct. 7Castle Rock Trails FestivalAll day
    All day
    Rock Hawk Trail Race