Castlewood Canyon State Park, Franktown

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#49 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
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Castlewood Canyon State Park is a Colorado state park near Franktown, Colorado. The park retains a unique part of Colorado's history, the remains of Castlewood Canyon Dam. Visitors can still see the remnants and damage from that dam which burst in 1933. The event sent a 15-foot (5 m) wave of water all the way to downtown Denver resulting in a flood. Also contained within the park is the historic Cherry Creek Bridge.

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  • In short, this was a great place to hike and a highlight of our trip. Beautiful and very unique area, but some of it is very much out in the open, so make sure you have SPF. We hiked at both ends of....  more
    In short, this was a great place to hike and a highlight of our trip. Beautiful and very unique area, but some of it is very much out in the open, so make sure you have SPF. We hiked at both ends of....  more »
  • Enjoyed a very nice hike here. Multiple trails. Check out the map you get when you enter or look ahead online to decide what to do and where to go. Ther are some great views and steep drop offs... 
    Enjoyed a very nice hike here. Multiple trails. Check out the map you get when you enter or look ahead online to decide what to do and where to go. Ther are some great views and steep drop offs...  more »
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  • A decent trail with some good views of the canyon. During the winter and spring it can very slippery due to ice and/or mud so be prepared! There are enough parking lots, so you don't have to arrive super early. It's also a great option for people with dogs.
  • Good hiking spot with sunny and shady trails. Can get crowded.

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