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.
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.
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…
Things to do near Castle Rock, CO
- Outlets at Castle Rock
- Castlewood Canyon (12mi)