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.

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

Day Hikes

We offer weekly morning hikes throughout the year. Take advantage of the great trails in and around Castle Rock and Douglas County. We will also hike to spots in Conifer and Palmer Lake, just about anything within about a one hour drive. Most of these hikes are designated as easy, and are 2.5-4 miles long with not much elevation gain. Moderate hikes may have some steep hills and will be 3.5-8 miles long. 

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Dillon Ice Castle

In January, take a trip with us to the ever popular Dillon Ice Castles. This is a beautiful castle that kids and adults will enjoy. Space is very limited so hurry and reserve yours now. Transportation provided. This space includes the fire extravaganza show.

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Dog Sledding

A one day guided trip to Breckenridge where you will mush through a 6-mile course and see some spectacular outdoor scenery. Transportation is provided. This is a fun family adventure for all ages.

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Fat Bikes and a Full Moon

Come ride on the fantastic groomed fat bike trails of Breckenridge. Join us this January for a fun and moderately strenuous fat bike ride by the full moon. Rentals available.

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Ice Fishing

A one day guided ice fishing trip with heated huts and all equipment provided. Guaranteed to leave with fish. They even fillet them before departing. Fun family adventure for all ages.

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Santa Express Train

Experience the event that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself at the magical North Pole. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends on a journey you’ll treasure year after year. As the Santa Express train travels to the North Pole, sing along to a mix of new and old Christmas music while enjoying delicious cookies and hot cocoa.

When the Santa Express Train reaches the North Pole, Santa and his special Elves board the train to pass out a special holiday bell to each ticketed child. Train departs at 4:30 p.m. from Canon City. 

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Snowshoe Adventure

Grab your friends and take off to a nearby trail to trek through the open spaces with snowshoes. Shoes and transportation provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. No experience necessary. All ages welcome.

Register for the Snowshoe Adventure