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Trail Conditions & 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
Date Location Time Event/Reason Saturday, March 18 Sellars Gulch and East Plum Creek Trails from DC Fairgrounds to Festival Park 10-11:30 a.m. ShamROCK Stampede Saturday, April 29 Sellars Gulch and East Plum Creek Trails from DC Fairgrounds to CVHS 9-10 a.m. JR Pinon Memorial Run Sunday, April 30 The trails at Ridgeline Open Space and Philip S. Miller Park 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fandango Mountain Bike Race Saturday, May 6 East Plum Creek, Hangman's Gulch and Sellars Gulch Trails 9-11 a.m. Spring Up the Creek Saturday, May 6 The trails at Ridgeline Open Space and Philip S. Miller Park 7-11 a.m. Rock Hawk Trail Race Saturday, June 3 The trails at Philip S. Miller Park 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunrise to Sunset MTB Race Saturday, June 10 The Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Climb4Change Tuesday, July 4 East Plum Creek Trail 6-10 a.m. Rock It Run Saturday, July 15 East Plum Creek Trail 7-10 a.m. Prairie Dog Half Marathon Saturday, July 15 East Plum Creek Trail & Hangman's Gulch 7-10 p.m. Pedal the Moon Saturday, Aug. 12 The paved and unpaved trails at Philip S. Miller Park 7:15-11 a.m. Reece's Roundup Sunday, Sept. 10 The paved trails Butterfield Crossing Park 7 a.m.-noon Tri-the-Rock Sunday, Sept. 10 The paved trails at Philip S. Miller Park 8-11 a.m. Colorado Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD Sunday, Sept. 17 Butterfield Park 6:30 a.m.-noon Liver Life Walk Sunday, Sept. 24 East Plum Creek Trail 1-3 p.m. Paul's Walk to Cure ALS Friday, Sept. 29 The paved trails at Philip S. Miller Park 5-9 p.m. HopeWalk Colorado Saturday, Oct. 7 The trails at Ridgeline Open Space and Philip S. Miller Park All day Castle Rock Trail Festival Thursday, Nov. 23 Parts of Sellars Gulch and East Plum Creek Trails 7:30-11 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!