Castle Rock is named for its iconic castle shaped rock, perched above downtown. There are plenty of restaurants and some small shops downtown. It’s located on I-25, south of Denver, well before Colorado Springs.
For dining try Castle Cafe, a former hotel and bar, now known for its family style dishes including its pan-fried chicken dinner.
Castlewood Canyon State Park – Cherry Creek cut this ten mile sandstone canyon, a dramatic sightseeing attraction. It’s fifteen minutes from town in Franktown.
Outlets at Castle Rock – Shopping bargains on brand-name merchandise at over 130 stores.
- The Ridge at Castle Pines North and The Golf Club at Bear Dance are both consistently rated among the top courses in the nation.
- Red Hawk Ridge is a newer public course with exceptional butte and mountain views.
- The best hiking is at nearby Castlewood Canyon State Park. Trails of all types can be found, including those allowing pets.
- A fun, short hike is up to the “Castle Rock” above town. The trail leads to the top.
Top 5 Cool Hotels in Castle Rock – Explore the town that houses the iconic castle-shaped rock. Located in central Colorado, between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock makes an amazing getaway over the weekend. It’s easily accessible via Interstate 25, so it’s…
Jul – Castle Rock WineFest – Held in July, features a week of wine-paired dinners and live jazz leading up to the Grand Tasting on Saturday with more than 25 Colorado wineries.
Sep – Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock – Held the weekend after Labor Day and Castle Rock’s largest festival, invites more than 170 high quality artists from across the country.
Things To Do near Castle Rock, CO
- Outlets at Castle Rock
- Castlewood Canyon (12mi)
- Castle Pines (8mi)
- Colorado Springs (40mi)
- Deckers (38mi)
- Denver (28mi)
- Franktown (8mi)
- Highlands Ranch (17mi)
- Littleton (22mi)
- Lone Tree (13mi)
- Monument (23mi)
- Parker (13mi)
- Roxborough Park (21mi)
- Sedalia (8mi)