Trail 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 before heading out, or sign up for email alerts straight to your inbox.

2023 Temporary Closures or Trail Events

  1. DateLocationTimeEvent/Reason
    Month of MayGateway Mesa Open Space including parking lot, Chuck's Loop and Legacy TrailAll day (please note that the property will be opened back up on the weekends)Service Road repair and resurfacing (Project has been extended due to heavy and sustained rain which has delayed the project.)
    MayEast Plum Creek Trail - Open from the Meadows trailhead parking lot heading south only.
    Use caution at the Wolfensberger Road low water crossing because of high water flow and closed  at the railroad underpass by Castle View High School because sunken concrete.
    Saturday, June 3The trails at Philip S. Miller Park7 a.m.-7 p.m.Sunrise to Sunset MTB Race
    Saturday, June 10The Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.Climb4Change
    Tuesday, July 4From Douglas County Fairgrounds to Sellars Gulch Trail, then north on East Plum Creek Trail to CVHS 6-10 a.m.Rock It Run
    Tuesday, July 4The Trails at Philip S. Miller Park9-10 a.m.Independence Day 5K
    Saturday, July 15East Plum Creek Trail from CVHS south and back7-10 a.m.Prairie Dog Half Marathon
    Saturday, July 15 East Plum Creek Trail and Hangman's Gulch7-10 p.m.Pedal the Moon
    Saturday, Aug. 12The paved and unpaved trails at Philip S. Miller Park7:15-11 a.m.Reece's Roundup
    Sunday, Sept. 10The paved trails Butterfield Crossing Park7 a.m.-noonTri the Rock
    Sunday, Sept. 10The paved trails at Philip S. Miller Park8-11 a.m.Colorado Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD
    Sunday, Sept. 24East Plum Creek Trail starting at Napa Auto Parts heading south and back1-3 p.m.Paul's Walk to Cure ALS
    Friday, Sept. 29The paved trails at Philip S. Miller Park5-9 p.m.Hope Kids Walk Colorado
    Saturday, Oct. 7The trails at Ridgeline Open Space and Philip S. Miller ParkAll dayCastle Rock Trail Festival
    Thursday, Nov. 23Sellars Gulch from Festival Park the Douglas County Fairgrounds7:30-11 a.m.Turkey Rock Trot

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!