Can I climb to the top of Castle Rock?

The Town does not maintain, and has not improved, the rock scramble that is the ascent and descent to and from the top of Castle Rock. If you are a skilled climber or hiker, you can probably make it to the top. Climbing to the top is not generally illegal, but it is not recommended. You are responsible for your own safety and your decision to leave the trail.


The Rock has sheer walls that drop 50 feet or more, and falls have resulted in serious injuries and deaths. The climb down is more difficult than the climb up. Do not risk your life by depending on vegetation to stop a slip.


Climbers can be held responsible if hiking outside the park’s hours of dusk to dawn, if creating a dangerous condition such as kicking rocks off of the summit – even if on accident – or for requiring an emergency response.

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1. Is a new park being planned somewhere along Gilbert Street or is a new name being considered for Centennial Park?
2. Would the town consider building another incline or two in town? The one at Phillip S. Miller is so popular it’s hard to find a space. Maybe another incline on that same hill or maybe one on the
3. Town plans to build a recreation center in the 5 year recreation plan. The community surveys show that acquiring more open space/parks and creating more trails are priority while building a
4. With the explosion in development and population. Are there plans for another recreation center? The current facility is already over crowded it appears at most peak times.
5. Are e-bikes and dirt bikes allowed on Castle Rock trails?
6. What are you doing with the land by Sovereign and Cherry?
7. Can I climb to the top of Castle Rock?
8. An ice rink (year round/regulation sized/enclosed) would be a huge deal for the town. There are many skaters and hockey players who now have to drive 30+ minutes one way. Would the town
9. Can the Town construct a staircase to the top of the Rock?
10. Why do Town employees go up on the Rock?
11. Are there any plans to construct a full-sized ice rink in Castle Rock?
12. Are there plans for a year-round simulated snow park at Philip S. Miller Park?
13. What percentage of Castle Rock land is dedicated/protected open space? Is there a map showing these locations?