Hiking To This Aboveground Cave Near Denver Will Give You A Surreal Experience

Colorado is not necessarily known for its caves, but at Castlewood Canyon, just an hour from Denver, there are an abundance of them hiding throughout the underrated 2,136-acre state park. The official Cave Trail is less than a quarter of a mile long but connects to many other fabulous trails with much to explore, including creeks, meadows, canyons, cliffs, a waterfall, and (you guessed it) caves. The park is also home to a historic homestead and the Castlewood Canyon Dam, which represent a unique era of our state’s history. Hike anywhere from 1/4 mile to 4 miles (up to 12) and enjoy the environmental diversity that Castlewood Canyon has to offer, while making it your mission to find and explore each and every one of these rare hidden caves near Denver.

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Castlewood Canyon is a true geological wonder and a fantastic place to explore with friends and family! Do you know of any secret caves near Denver that we ought to explore? Share your stories in the comments!