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.

Ridgeline Open Space-Voted Best Trail

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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!

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Event Trail Closures

Date Time Event Trail Closure Type Affected Park
10/5 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Rock Trail Festival Ridgeline and Philip S. Miller Park Trail networks Multi-distance endurance races Philip S. Miller Park
11/19 10 a.m.-noon VetFest E. Plum Creek Trail towards Hangman's Gulch Timed 10K paved trail race Festival Park
11/28 9-11 a.m. Turkey Rock Trot Sellars Gulch at E. Plum Creek Trail at Festival Park Timed 5K paved trail run/walk Festival Park