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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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The Parks and Recreation Department does not provide grills. Gas grills are allowed, however, charcoal grills are not. Also, at times, Town fire restrictions may prohibit the use of all grills. Visit the Town’s fire restrictions website for more information.
Motorized recreation vehicles, such as motorbikes, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles are not allowed on trails or open spaces. While the Town does not have a specific ordinance on electric bikes, according to State law, electric bikes or e-bikes that reach 20 mph or less (designated as Class 1 and 2) can be ridden on bike, pedestrian or multi-use paths.
No, horses are not allowed. Horses are allowed on Hidden Mesa Open Space, maintained by Douglas County Open Space, located in the northeast section of Castle Rock with a trailhead on Highway 83.
Due to permanent conservation easement restrictions placed on the property to protect the Conservation Values, mountain biking is prohibited on both Chuck’s Loop Trail and Legacy Trail.