Trails conditions and closures

Living in Colorado, we are lucky to see as many as 300 days of sunshine per year. While many people are excited to head out the door the second the sun peaks out, a trail may not be as ready as we are. Stay up-to-date by checking out the Town's trail conditions map or one of our trails blogs below before heading out.

Why are trail conditions important?

Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season, things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.

Visit our interactive trail condition map!

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Check out our blog, and give us feedback regarding current trail conditions!

Snow at Ridgeline

Trail closures

They say before things can get better, they have to get worse. That's why the Town is asking for the public's patience as we undergo several closures to accommodate work and keep trail users safe.

Closure information

trail closure map East Plum Creek Trail to I-25
  • Hangman's Gulch Trail from the I-25 underpass to East Plum Creek Trail will be undergoing stormwater improvements starting in late May, so that construction crews can make drainage improvements between Liggett Road and the railroad underpass. It is anticipated that the trail will reopen on Sept. 17. No detour will be provided.  
  • The new culvert under East Plum Creek Trail at the intersection of Hangman's Gulch Trail has been replaced and the trail is now open, However, a portion of the trial is currently holding water, which will be fixed when the contractor does the final grading and reseeding work. 

Special event closures

Event NameDateTimeType of EventClosure
Castle Rock Trails Festival
Oct. 6
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Philip S. Miller Park Trails
Huskies Howl-O-Ween 5KOct. 209-10 a.m.RunPortions of E. Plum Creek & Hangman Gulch Trails