Outdoor Programs

Throughout the year, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor programs for all ages. Get out and explore everything Colorado has to offer! From breathtaking views at 14,000 feet to a local hike near your own backyard, Colorado has something for everyone. Check out our seasonal outdoor adventure offerings.

  1. Winter
  2. Spring
  3. Summer
  4. Fall

Dog Sledding

Enjoy beautiful Colorado from the back of a dog sled! This awesome adventure takes us over the river and through the woods in Breckenridge. This is a fun and unique adventure that will have you checking off your bucket list! A group of six heads out for a 6-mile loop, all taking turns at the helm! Exhilarating! Bring along a sack lunch for this one!

Ages: 8+
Fee: $180
Dates: Jan. 29
Day/time: Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (sled at 2 p.m.)
Location: Departure and return from the MAC at 11 a.m.


Fat Bike in Breck!

Come ride the groomed trails at the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center. Their golf course provides a hilly winter landscape that looks amazing in the moonlight. You’ll be moderately challenged at your Fat Bike is able to glide across the snow. Bikes and helmets are provided (or bring your own helmet) and we’ll end the evening with some nosh at the Golf Club.

Ages: 14+
Fee: $80
Dates: Feb. 4
Day/time: Saturday, departure from the Rec Center at 2:30 p.m. Ride starts at 5 p.m. 


New Year Full Moon Hike/Snowshoe 

Join us for a unique hiking or snowshoeing experience under the light of the full moon. The type of travel will depend on snow depths in the area. The program starts at the parking lot at Bison Park, where we will have hot drinks available (bring your own mug or water bottle) to stay warm as the group arrives. Once on the trail, you will follow your guide 1 mile up the Ridgeline Trail to an open meadow where an amazing view of Castle Rock and the Plum Creek valley will be waiting for you. The trip is 2 miles roundtrip. Snowshoe rental is available at Castle Rock Bike and Ski for $15. This is a moderately strenuous activity.

Fee: $20
Day/time: Friday, depart from Bison Park at 4 p.m.
Dates: Jan. 6
Location: Ridgeline Open Space



Take a trek across the snow! We’ll take a beautiful hike with snowshoes through the hills in nearby Jefferson County. These treks are moderately strenuous. Snowshoes not included, but rentals are available at a local shop. . Rentals are available.

Ages: 14+
Fee: $15 (fee does not include snowshoes; bring your own or available for rent at Castle Rock Bike and Ski)
Day/time: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.
Dates: Feb. 11 and March 4 (see website for locations)
Location: Due to variable winter conditions, the location will be determined three days prior to the event. Departure from the MAC.


Wellness Walks

Get outdoors, get some vitamin D and learn a little about Castle Rock! Easy going hard surface (bike path) walks to get us through the winter months! In April, we’ll shake off the winter slump with two Challenge Hill trips up the stairs in Castle Rock and Parker. 


We offer weekly Wednesday morning hikes and some Saturdays throughout the year. Take advantage of our great trails in Castle Rock and Douglas County. We take some regional hikes within 1.5 hour drives from Castle Rock. Most of these hikes are 1.5 to 3.5 miles with minimal elevation gain.  

Ages: 14+
Fee: Free
Day/time: Wednesday, 10 a.m.

View our hike offerings