Trails conditions and closures

Living in Colorado, we are lucky to see as many as 300 days of sunshine per year. While many people are excited to head out the door the second the sun peaks out, a trail may not be as ready as we are. Stay up-to-date by checking out the Town's trail conditions map or one of our trails blogs below before heading out.

Why are trail conditions important?

Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season, things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.

Visit our interactive trail condition map!

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Check out our blog, and give us feedback regarding current trail conditions!

Snow at Ridgeline

Trail closures

They say before things can get better, they have to get worse. That's why the Town is asking for the public's patience as we undergo several closures to accommodate work and keep trail users safe.  

Hier and Gannon Closure

  1. The Hier and Gannon Open Space property has been closed as it is being used as a staging area for equipment and the construction of the southern extension of East Plum Creek Trail.  Please do not enter the property until the project is completed and open to the public sometime this fall.

Closure information

  • Sellars Gulch paved access ramp to Wilcox Street - view closure information 
  • Portions of E. Plum Creek Trail for concrete replacement and repair from July 15-26. For details see the below map and chart.
Trail Closure_EPCT_concrete repair and replacement

Trail Caution

East Plum Creek Trail is open again by Castle View High School. Please use caution when in this area due to the trail being undercut by fast moving water.  Some standing water may still exist under the railroad viaduct as well.

East Plum Creek Trail undercut trail by water flow

Event Trail Closures

Date Time Event Trail Closure Type Affected Park
7/15-7/19 7 a.m. to
5 p.m.
Concrete replacement and repair E. Plum Creek Trail Paved trail replacement Outside of Festival Park
7/18 5:30-7:15 p.m. Trail Tunes Mountain Biking Ride Philip S. Miller Park Green, Gold and Purple Loops Mountain bike ride  
7/20 7-10 a.m. Prairie Dog Marathon E. Plum Creek Trail near Castle View High School Paved trail race Philip S. Miller Park
7/22-&/26 All day and night Concrete replacement and repair E. Plum Creek Trail Paved trail replacement Outside  of Festival Park
7/26 All day Western Heritage Steer Drive Rock Park parking lot/trails can be accessed off of Canyon Dr. Steer drive set up Rock Park
8/4 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Xterra Trail Run Philip S. Miller Park Green, Gold and Purple Loops Soft-surface trail race Philip S. Miller Park
8/10 8:30-10:30 a.m. Reece's Roundup Philip S. Miller Park Green, Gold and Purple Loops 5K/10K trail run and 1-mile fun run Philip S. Miller Park
8/24 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VOC Trail building project parking lot at Gateway Mesa Open Space trail construction event Gateway Mesa Open Space
10/5 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Rock Trail Festival Ridgeline and Philip S. Miller Park Trail networks Multi-distance endurance races Philip S. Miller Park
11/19 10 a.m.-noon VetFest E. Plum Creek Trail towards Hangman's Gulch Timed 10K paved trail race Festival Park
11/28 9-11 a.m. Turkey Rock Trot Sellars Gulch at E. Plum Creek Trail at Festival Park Timed 5K paved trail run/walk Festival Park