Castlewood Canyon in Franktown. Photo: David Robinson
Tucked away south of Parker in Douglas County, Franktown doesn’t get much through traffic. It’s situated ten minutes off I-25 at the intersection of Colorado State Highways 83 and 86.
Franktown lies in the valley of Cherry Creek, which flows north to join the South Platte in downtown Denver. About 400 people live in this plains town, with a tiny historic district.
From 1861 to 1863, Franktown was the first county seat of Douglas County.
Castlewood Canyon State Park – Beautiful plains gem full of deep canyons, great hiking and rock climbing.