Castle Trail

Mt Falcon Park, Colorado

Distance3.9mi
Elevation Gain2,103ft
Trailhead Elevation7,766ft
Top7,766ft
Elevation Min/Max6019/7766ft
Elevation Start/End7766/7766ft

Castle Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Walker's Dream Trail, Two Dog Trail, Parmalee Trail, Turkey Trot Trail and Meadow Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"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." Read more

Castle Trail Reviews

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7/3/2010
Very well maintained trail with many side trails as options for future hikes in this area. I would recommend taking the short trail from the ruins up to the Summer White House cornerstone if you're into history. Nice views of Mount Evans and Red Rocks from this trail also.
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4/27/2010
This is a really easy trail. The views from the various "attractions" are great.
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4/19/2010
Absolutely phenomenal hike for any easy trail. great views of Red Rocks Ampitheatre, the Denver Skyline, and the plains around Denver. The ruins are interesting. Not too hard of a hike, but a really wide path. It's a great acclimation hike.
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7/12/2009
I did this trail on a weekend. It wasn't too busy. It's a good MTB trail and hiking trail. It is a climb to the top where the Walker home is then a turn around and back down. It's an excellent workout.
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6/21/2006
fun trail with beautiful views. Great for visitors from out of town especially those from sea level. Don't forget your water and camera!
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Trail Information

Mt Falcon Park
Nearby City
Mt Falcon Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Jefferson County Open Space Department, 700 Jefferson County Pkwy., Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401-6018; (303) 271-5925; openspace.jeffco.us
Local Contacts
USGS Morrison; map in brochure available at the trailhead; online at jeffco.us/jeffco/openspace_uploads/mtfalcmp.pdf
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018