Outdoor Programs

Closure/Cancellation Information

  1. The Recreation Center, Miller Activity Complex and the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park are closed. Most programming including Adventure Club preschool, athletics, aquatics, adaptive recreation, arts and enrichment, birthday parties, field rentals, fitness and wellness classes and SilverSneakers classes are canceled. Town’s parks, open spaces and trails remain open.  

    The Town of Castle Rock has received approval from the Tri-County Health Department to operate our licensed day camps.  CSU RAM Camp, Rock Rec Camp and Adventure Club camps are open and enrollment is happening now!  Camps begin May 26th.  Click here for information on the camps and to register.

    The new public health order that took effect April 27 means that Town courts (basketball, pickleball and tennis) are also now open, along with the Town’s skate park. While enjoying these amenities, members of the community must practice social distancing – including ensuring masking, distancing of at least 6 feet, and gatherings of no more than 10 people at a time. The intent remains to limit interactions to only those within your own household. Good hygiene – like not touching your face, and washing your hands well, and often – also remains important.

    Playgrounds – including the FitGround at PSM Park – as well as park pavilions, picnic areas, group gathering areas and fields for organized team practices remain closed under the current order, which is presently set to remain in effect through May 26.

Throughout the year, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor programs for all ages. Get out and explore everything Colorado has to offer! From breathtaking views at 14,000 feet to a local hike near your own backyard, Colorado has something for everyone. 

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  3. Fall
  4. Winter

Local Day Hikes

We offer weekly morning hikes throughout the year. Take advantage of the great trails in and around Castle Rock and Douglas County. We will also hike to spots in Conifer and Palmer Lake, just about anything within about a 1-hour drive. Most of these hikes are designated as easy, and are 2.5-4 miles long with not much elevation gain. Moderate hikes may have some steep hills and will be 3.5-8 miles long. 

Register for a day hike

Front Range Hikes

Designed for adults 18 yrs and older who wish to get into the outdoors with competent and experienced guides. Guides carry GPS in case of emergency and are Wilderness First Aid certified. Transportation is provided from the MAC at the designated time. Participants are required to provide their own equipment, water, and snacks. Participants must be in good health and capable of moderate physical activity, meeting the distance and elevation requirement associated with each outing. Destination of outings may change due to weather, trail conditions, or other factors at the discretion of the program coordinator.

These are moderate to strenuous hikes with elevation gain of up to 850 ft. and up to 7 miles at a 1-1.5 mile and hour pace. Travel time up to 1.5 hours from Castle Rock. Cost includes transportation to and from as well as experienced guides.

Register for one of our Front Range hikes

Introduction to Mountain Biking

We’ll help teach you about the terrain, riding styles, bike types and more.

Newcomer Hikes

New to the area? Castle Rock and the surrounding area has over 85 miles of trails and more than 6000 acres. Get out and explore with a guide!