"Castlewood Canyon State Park" Franktown Things to Do Tip by Yorick12
Franktown Things to Do: 2 reviews and 2 photos
Castlewood Canyon is a great day trip. There's lots of trails and picnic sites to chose from. It does get very hot in the canyon in the summer, best visited in spring and fall. When you go be sure to see the remains of the dam. Castlewood Dam burst in 1933, sending a 15-foot-high wave of water into Denver. We took the Inner Canyon and Lake Gulch Trail (1.96 miles, moderate) to The Dam Trail(0.35 mile, moderate) to the Creek Bottom Trail. The Creek Bottom trail runs for 1.7 miles, but turned around after reaching the waterfall. There is an entrance fee of $6.
Directions: I-25 to Castle Rock, exit onto Founders Parkway eastbound. Take Founders Parkway to Hwy 86, go east on Hwy 86 four miles to Franktown. Turn South on Hwy 83 (S. Parker Rd) and go five miles south to the main park entrance.