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Castlewood Canyon State Park

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Address: 2989 S State Highway 83, Franktown, CO 80116-8612
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+1 303-688-5242
08:00 - 19:00
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Canyon views

Great place with a lovely view!!!!! I was on vacation coming through and we stopped to view Canyon State Park.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Delaney H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place with a lovely view!!!!! I was on vacation coming through and we stopped to view Canyon State Park.

Thank Delaney H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Anytime there is a nice day during the winter, we try to find a way to head outside. This February has been full of 50-60 degree weather so we've taken advantage by doing some of our favorite outdoor activities. One of our favorites is Castlewood Canyon State Park. From the paved loop just down from the parking lot to the... More 

Thank agapehammond
Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty cool place to hang for the afternoon. nice trails, views, etc. Watch out for snakes and loose rock.

Thank chrisgilroy
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. If you like to hike or walk this is a great place to do it. Beautiful views into the canyon. Like to get together with your family.and friends? You can enjoy the picnic tables. Take in the special events the Canyon has. Enjoy it all.

Thank Raymond S
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to bring my boyfriend home with me this year who has never been to Elizabeth or Colorado really. So I asked him where his favorite spot was that we visited and this was it. It's quiet, peaceful and not over run by people. I've loved this place since I was a kid. The best part is, it never... More 

Thank Desiree G
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited on Dec 30th. There was still snow in the shaded areas of the canyon and ice on the trail, but still manageable to hike. The East Facility area has a well paved trail if you have strollers or wheelchairs. The West Facility area was the best for varied levels of hiking and rock climbing, but not good at... More 

Thank Michael G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I call this "hidden" but it is not hidden to folks that live in the south Denver metro. It's a wonderful place to go for a nice leisurely walk or, for the more adventurous, do some rock climbing. My family and I love to go see the birds of prey. (Or try to anyway!) Peak summer weekends are too crowded... More 

Thank Ryan B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This little State park is easy to access off Hwy 83 south of Franktown. Rimrock trails skirt the edge of a rocky cleft and one leads down into it, where the trail follows a rushing stream. In the springtime the water is high, in the fall in early October, the colors of the scrub oak and blue sky make a... More 

Thank Frances C
aurora, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited frequently, this state park offers different trails. You can view all online the State Park Website. Our family has done at least 4 of them ranging from intermediate to advanced during different outings. For the non-walker there are low grade trails also. Good photo and video oportunities. Pet owners are offered pooch friendly poop bags and many walkers bring... More 

Thank Stacy P
Parker, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place for a small or long hike. Dog friendly, please note keep them leashed, occasional rattle snake

Thank franciscomN8900FF

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