Outdoor Programs

Closure/Cancelation Information

  1. The Recreation Center, Miller Activity Complex and the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park will be closed starting Saturday, March 14, through Thursday, April 30. 

    Also during this time, all programming including Adventure Club preschool, athletics, aquatics, adaptive recreation, arts and enrichment, birthday parties, field rentals, fitness and wellness classes, SilverSneakers classes, and spring break camps are canceled. Town’s parks, open spaces and trails will remain open. However, public gathering areas are closed. This includes playgrounds, pavilions, fenced athletic fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, pickleball courts, picnic areas, skate parks and other similar public gathering areas.

Throughout the year, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor programs for all ages. Get out and explore everything Colorado has to offer! From breathtaking views at 14,000 feet to a local hike near your own backyard, Colorado has something for everyone. 

  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Fall
  4. Winter

Local Day Hikes

We offer weekly morning hikes throughout the year. Take advantage of the great trails in and around Castle Rock and Douglas County. We will also hike to spots in Conifer and Palmer Lake, just about anything within about a 1-hour drive. Most of these hikes are designated as easy, and are 2.5-4 miles long with not much elevation gain. Moderate hikes may have some steep hills and will be 3.5-8 miles long. 

Register for a day hike

Front Range Hikes

Designed for adults 18 yrs and older who wish to get into the outdoors with competent and experienced guides. Guides carry GPS in case of emergency and are Wilderness First Aid certified. Transportation is provided from the MAC at the designated time. Participants are required to provide their own equipment, water, and snacks. Participants must be in good health and capable of moderate physical activity, meeting the distance and elevation requirement associated with each outing. Destination of outings may change due to weather, trail conditions, or other factors at the discretion of the program coordinator.

These are moderate to strenuous hikes with elevation gain of up to 850 ft. and up to 7 miles at a 1-1.5 mile and hour pace. Travel time up to 1.5 hours from Castle Rock. Cost includes transportation to and from as well as experienced guides.

Register for one of our Front Range hikes

Introduction to Mountain Biking

We’ll help teach you about the terrain, riding styles, bike types and more.

Newcomer Hikes

New to the area? Castle Rock and the surrounding area has over 85 miles of trails and more than 6000 acres. Get out and explore with a guide!