Castle Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Morrison, Colorado. It is within Mt Falcon Park. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 7,766 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,103 feet. Near the trailhead there are picnic sites, a shelter, parkings, restrooms, and an information.
Castle Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"From the ruins of a foothills estate, you can look out onto high plains, and from a covered lookout farther along the trail, you’ll enjoy views west to the Continental Divide.
Mount Falcon Park was part of the 4,000-acre mountain estate of turn-of-the-century journalist and real estate tycoon John Brisben Walker. The trail begins by looking down onto slopes scarred by the 1989 Parmalee blaze. This forest fire, which threatened homes in nearby Indian Hills, has left the slopes cleared of trees, and deadfall still litters the ground. Now open to sunshine, the hills glitter with wildflowers come spring and summer."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides).
"Mount Falcon Park was part of the four-thousand-acre mountain estate of wealthy turn-of-the-century businessman John Brisben Walker. The trail takes you to the site of the magnificent mansion he built on a ponderosa-forested point overlooking the high plains. This hike also takes you to two lookouts. The Tower, atop Mt. Falcon itself, affords great views of the plains to the east, and the Eagle's Eye Shelter offers wonderful views west to towering Mount Evans."
--Tracy Salcedo, 12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South (Falcon Guides).
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