Trails conditions and closures
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!
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.
- The Hier and Gannon Open Space property has been closed as it is being used as a staging area for equipment and the construction for 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.
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.
|Date||Time||Event||Trail Closure||Type||Affected 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|
|7/26||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|