Hiking in Castle Rock, Colorado

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Mitchell Creek Canyon
Mitchell Creek Canyon
Founders Village, Colorado, United States (2.9 miles away)
 
A Castle Rock Classic

This 1.5 mile trail is a great example of the ecology and geography of the Castle Rock area. It offers much of the same experience as the nearby castlewood canyon with out the crowds. This trail is fun and there is beauty to be found here, however, I wouldn't drive more than 30 minutes to visit this trail. The trail climbs to the western rim of the...
Castlewood Canyon
Castlewood Canyon
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (6.7 miles away)
Easy: 6.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Where Denver’s Cherry Creek Ran Wild

The headwaters of Cherry Creek lie in the low hill country about 35 miles south of Denver. The creek is an important source of water for the farms and ranches between Castlerock and Denver, and eventually flows into the Cherry Creek Reservoir on Denver’s east side. One hundred twenty years ago, in 1890, local farmers arranged to have a dam built across...
South Rim Trail at Roxborough State Park
South Rim Trail at Roxborough State Park
Roxborough State Park, Colorado, United States (11.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.5 miles, 1-3 hours
A gentle hike with spectacular red rock views

Roxborough State Park is a true natural gem, conveniently located in Southwest Denver. The park is one of the best places near Denver to encounter wildlife. The highlight of this hike will be the dramatic views of the red rock formations angling skyward. This trail offers some of the best views in the park, and is less crowded than the fountain valley...
Indian Creek and Stevens Gulch Loop
Indian Creek and Stevens Gulch Loop
Sedalia, Colorado, United States (12.7 miles away)
Moderate: 9.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Indian Creek & Stevens Gulch Loop from Highway 67 West of Sedalia.

The Indian Creek (trail 800) to Stevens Gulch Loop can be done via mountain bike, distance run, or hiking. On the bike, it is not a ride for beginners and is best clockwise. A KMZ file is available down on the right under "Other Resources" for Google Earth users and for export to other platforms. To get to the trailhead, take Highway 85 to Sedalia...
Spruce Mountain Trail Loop
Spruce Mountain Trail Loop
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (14.1 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Colorado Butte With a Beautiful View

Just east of the Rampart Range section of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains the plains limestone buttes rise randomly across the plains. One of the largest of these rocky islands is Spruce Mountain, situated west of I-25 and north of the small town of Palmer Park, CO. Spruce Mtn. provides a delightful opportunity to enjoy views of Pikes Peak, Rampart...
Devil's Head Fire Lookout
Devil's Head Fire Lookout
Sedalia, Colorado, United States (15.1 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A "must do" hike to the area's only working fire lookout

Devils head is a distinct granite rock outcropping in the front range west of Castle Rock. The outcropping is clearly visible from Castle Rock to Woodland Park. The outcropping is also home to the only fire lookout, in Colorado, that is staffed by the National Forest Service. This grants it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It should...
Goat Mountain
Goat Mountain
Littleton, Colorado, United States (15.1 miles away)
 
Difficult: 7.3 miles, Half day
Fun SW Denver Scramble

This is one of the most fun hikes in Southwest Denver. It is not well known, so you are not likely to encounter any other people on the hike. You will get great views of southwest Denver, and have a fun / challenging 1/2 day. This is not a particularly well marked trail, and there is some very steep and loose areas. Do not attempt unless you are...
New Santa Fe Regional Trail
New Santa Fe Regional Trail
Palmer Lake, Colorado, United States (17.3 miles away)
Easy: 14.5 miles, Full day
Starting in Monument, CO this trail passes through the Air Force Academy grounds and connects with Pikes Peak Greenway.

A fairly short drive from Denver brings you to the town of Palmer Lake which was named after General William Jackson Palmer. General Palmer was a man who seemed to accomplish more in one year than most people do in a lifetime. His early interest in railroading led him to a successful career in that field. While still quite young, he was sent to Great...
Deer Creek Canyon Park Mountain Bike
Phillipsburg, Colorado, United States (19.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 9.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Mountain bike ride southwest of Denver

Directions: Take I-70 West to C-470 East. Take the Wadsworth Boulevard exit. Turn right off of the exit and then turn right at the first light, Deer Creek Canyon road. Go about 2 miles to a stop sign, turn left and continue past the South Valley park trail head. In less than a mile from the South Valley park trail head, turn left onto Grizzly Drive....
Mt. Herman Loop
Mt. Herman Loop
Monument, Colorado, United States (19.8 miles away)
Moderate: 8.6 miles, 1-3 hours
Mt. Herman Rd. to Limbaugh Canyon via CO trail 715 to HZ trail to White Ghost trail

The Mt. Herman Loop can be done via mountain bike, distance run, or hiking. On the bike, it is not a ride for beginners and must be done clockwise. A KMZ file is available down on the right under "Other Resources" for Google Earth users and for export to other platforms. To get to the trailhead, take exit 161 and go West on 2nd St. Make a left on...
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Castlewood Canyon
by brucev13 on Sep 09, 2007
Castlewood North, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 1.7 miles (6.5 miles away)
Karen, the girls, and I went on a hike at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
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by Outdoor_Fun on Apr 11, 2010
Castlewood North, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles (4.8 miles away)
My dollface and I so enjoyed last weeks short hike ~ Spring Is Here ~ that we couldn't wait until this weekend for another "conditioner". Unfortunately, I woke up a bit out of focus this morning and we almost stayed back. However, a little gumption and off we went. Surely glad we did. A beutiful day in Colorado.
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Castlewood Canyon State Park
by Outdoor_Fun on Apr 03, 2010
Village Pines, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles (6.6 miles away)
Just my doll and myself enjoying a day outdoors.
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Carpenter Peak, 7166'
by battman919 on Mar 14, 2012
Littleton, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 6.4 miles (12.0 miles away)
This trail is in Roxborough State Park.  Just park at the visitors center and pay your 7 dollars, then it's up the hill.  Pretty good view of the city.
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Castlewood Canyon Lake Gulch Trail
by Outdoor_Fun on Aug 15, 2010
Franktown, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 1.7 miles (6.5 miles away)
A Sunday morning hike of the Lake Gulch Trail at Castlewood State Park just outside of Franktown, Colorado.
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Roxborough State Park
by lloydstrails on Apr 25, 2010
Roxborough Park, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.6 miles (12.1 miles away)
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Ridgeline Open Space Trail
by edsoehnel on Oct 29, 2010
Hiking | 1.7 miles (2.0 miles away)
Easy hike in the Ridgeline Open Space park. This is one route of many in a nice trail system above the housing sub-development to the north. This route starts in the parking lot and climbs up gently and loops around the eastern-most trail of the Ridgeline Open Space park. Great view from the top of a good portion of the Front Range mountains and the valley to the north....
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Ridgeline Open Space Park
by edsoehnel on Jul 12, 2011
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.7 miles (2.1 miles away)
Overview This is a moderate hike on generally good stable trail that winds through mesa's with good views and valleys. It is part of a larger system and network of trails that makes up the Ridgeline Open Space Park. Trail The trail is non-technical and of good construction. However, parts can be muddy and soft if there is recent precipitation.  It is wide enough for two people to pass. There is very little shade.  Most...
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Ridgeline Open Space Park
by edsoehnel on Jul 27, 2011
Monte Vista Estates, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.8 miles (2.7 miles away)
OverviewThis is a moderate hike on generally good stable trail that winds through mesa's with good views and valleys. It is part of a larger system and network of trails that makes up the Ridgeline Open Space Park.  This look covers the western part of the Ridgeline Open Space Park.  A loop on the eastern part is here:  http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1189985&code=e37010dad87550609bf0aaf9ddbc6bd3Trail The trail is non-technical and of good construction. However, parts can be muddy and...
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Devils Tower Hike
by edsoehnel on Jun 24, 2011
Oxyoke, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles (15.1 miles away)
OverviewThis is a moderately difficult hike on good stable trail and provides great views at the top where there is a fire lookout tower.  It is up and back on the same trail.  TrailThe trail is wide and well made.  It is easy on the footing and there are no technical sections.  It starts in a canyon with ample shade from aspen and lots of additional greenery and shrubs.  After a short...