A Hidden Trail In Colorado Will Take You To The Original Castlewood Canyon Ruins
Have you ever taken a Colorado hike that leads you somewhere historical and fascinating? Fortunately, there is no shortage of these places to go around, thanks to ghost towns, deserted mines, and haunting ruins. In the case of today’s hike, it is the latter of the 3, and you are going to want to take the trail ASAP.
Welcome to Castlewood Canyon State Park, a 2,621-acre park that is hiding away south of Denver.
Featuring wide-open spaces, ample wildlife sightings, a natural amphitheater, and hiking opportunities galore, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy at this hidden gem of a state park!
In terms of hikes, there is a perfect trail for everyone at Castlewood Canyon, with the designated paths ranging in length from an easy breezy .35-mile trail all the way to a butt-busting 4 miles.
While all of the trails at Castlewood Canyon are worth trying, the .35-mile Dam Trail may be the most unique, as it takes visitors around the ruins of the Castlewood Canyon Dam.
As the name suggests, the Castlewood Canyon Dam was once a working dam that burst in 1933, sending a damaging 15-foot wave of water all the way up to Denver.
Be sure to bring your camera, as there are plenty of photo opportunities around the Canyon!
To learn more about Castlewood Canyon - including current conditions - please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's
Castlewood Canyon State Park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.
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Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 CO-83, Franktown, CO 80116, USA