Castlewood Canyon


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Facilities on the east side include a Visitor Center, a spectacular handicap accessible Canyon View Nature Trail, 12 miles of hiking trails, flush toilets, picnic areas, as well as a group picnic area. Most facilities on the east side of the park are accessible and barrier free. The east gate is open at 8:00 a.m. daily. West side facilities include parking, one pit toilet and 20 picnic tables. Parking at the ruins of the dam is prohibited. For more information call (303) 688-5242. West Facilities Facilities A complete copy of park regulations is available at the entrance station. • Ground fires are prohibited (cook stoves and self-contained grills are allowed). • Vehicles must remain on designated roadways. • Pets must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Dispose of pet waste in garbage. • No hunting is allowed in the park. • Camping is prohibited. • Gathering of artifacts, vegetation and timber is prohibited. • Only 3.2 alcohol is allowed. Regulations LEGEND East Facilities C astlewood Canyon State Park offers splendid Like all of us, opportunities for hiking, picnicking, rock climbing, sightCastlewood Canyon seeing, photography and nature State Park needs friends study. The park preserves 2,634 acres of the ecologically unique too! The Friends of Black Forest region of Colorado. Visitors will also enjoy spectacular Castlewood Canyon panoramic views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. State Park is a nonTrails along the Cherry Creek wind profit group that raises past the ruins of the Castlewood Dam (circa 1890). Exhibits and a funds for special slide show in the Visitor Center retell the dramatic events of August projects and provides 3, 1933, when the dam broke and support in many ways. caused the second worst flood in Denver’s history. Activities From sunrise to sunset, Castlewood Canyon State Park is open for: sightseeing, picnicking, hiking, photography, nature study and technical rock climbing. Hiking and trail use:  stay on • Please designated trails.  bike use is • Mountain restricted to roads and Cherry Creek Regional Trail.  orseback riding is only •H permitted on the Cherry Creek Regional Trail.  ets must be kept on a leash •P no longer than six feet. Pet waste must be disposed of in garbage can.  ets are not permitted on the •P East Canyon Trail. Rock climbing:  e installation of bolts and fixed • Th protection is prohibited.  lease use designated trails •P for access.  limbing and bouldering are •C not permitted in the East Canyon Preservation Area. Their work enhances the experience of every visitor and helps protect and preserve this special place. Like to join us? Applications for membership are Passes and Permits All visitors entering Castlewood Canyon State Park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks’ Pass, issued by vehicle. A daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual pass is valid at any Colorado State Park. For annual pass holders who own more than one vehicle, multiple passes are available at a reduced fee. Passes are available at main park entrances and self-service dispensers. Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. Colorado residents 64 years of age or older qualify for a special Aspen Leaf annual pass, available at a discounted rate. C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Castlewood Canyon State Park ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Directions To get to Castlewood Canyon State Park, take 1-25 to Castle Rock. Take the Founders Parkway exit on Hwy 86. Take Hwy 86 into Franktown. At the stoplight turn south to Hwy 83. Go five miles to the park entrance. There are two entrances to Castlewood Canyon State Park. The main (or east) entrance is off of Hwy 83, five miles south of Franktown. The east entrance facilities include a visitor center, flush restrooms, event facilities, picnic areas with grills and a paved roadway. The west entrance is accessed from Castlewood Canyon Road off of Hwy 86. The west entrance is a lessdeveloped portion of the park, including a gravel road, gravel parking lots, a few picnic tables and vault toilets. available at the Park Visitor Center or by visiting Castlewood Canyon State Park 2989 South Highway 83 • Franktown, CO 80116 (303) 688-5242 E-mail: Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_HPCA_45K_3/18 Trail Map Castlewood Canyon State Park To Castle Rock FRANKTOWN 86 CAST LE W OOD CAN YON ROA D To Cherry Creek State Park D C 6200 Ch err yC ree k WEST ENTRY 6300 6200 Lucas Homestead Historic Site 6400 6500 6300 J D G M 6400 6500 D F G F B N E M O Westside Trailhead 4.0 E Falls Area I East Canyon Preservation Area Due to the fragile nature of this area, the following regulations are strictly enforced: To Parker M 6600 Dam Ruins Historic Site G  o dogs or other pets are permitted. •N 6500 Castlewood Canyon Road  isitors must remain on the designated trail. •V  o climbing, traversing or rappelling on or from •N 6600 H rock formations. L • Seasonal closures exist. To Lake Gulch Road 6500 K Canyon Point L K L 6500 6600 A Juniper Rock Loop Hikes One Way Traffic A Bridge Canyon Overlook • Combine Lake Gulch Trail with Inner Canyon Trail for a 2 mile loop starting at Canyon Point Parking lot. 670 0 EAST CANYON PRESERVATION AREA 6600 O  ombine Creek Bottom Trail with Rimrock trail for a 4 mile •C 6600 loop starting at Westside Trailhead parking lot.  onnect the 2 mile loop with the 4 mile loop via the Dam •C MAIN PARK ENTRY trail to create a 6 mile loop. k ree Che rry C LEGEND Visitor Center Amphitheater 00 67 00 66 Bridge 0 670 Entrance Station Group Picnic Area Historic Site Picnic Area Restrooms Scenic Overlook Trailhead Trail Please recycle this brochure in the provided boxes.

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