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signaturedishesofcol Says: Castle Pines (where the international golf tournament happens at the end of every summer) has a fairly new shopping area with a wine tasting on the second Wednesday of very month. For a $15.00 fee that goes to a charitable cause customers pick up a wine glass and enter shops...
Although there is a well graded and very popular trail to the base of Castle Rock, there is no trail to the summit of the rock itself, and those who dare to climb it will find no guardrail at the top. We started to make the climb but turned back when we realized that we were taking too big a risk. We do not recommend the climb to anyone who is not very fit and does not have rock climbing experience. A white cross at the base of the rock indicates that at least one person has died here.
Updated Jul 29, 2004
signaturedishesofcol Says: Just a short trip south of Castle Rock is a lovely hippy like town called Manitou Springs. There are a dozen or more natural occuring springs that you can taste. Take along your own cup and start at the welcome center for a map. Part of the fun of it is finding the springs...
One of the most interesting things we did in Castle Rock was to spend a leisurely two hours hiking up to the base of the rock and back. The easy to moderate trail is located within the 60 acre Rock Park. Our six year old grandaughter made it up the same trail with her first grade class.
At the base of the rock there are benches, spectacular views in all directions, and a wide trail that completely encircles the rock. At the park you will also find picnic tables and shelters.
Rock Park is open daily, but is closed from sunset to sunrise. There is no admission charge.
Updated Jul 29, 2004
Stephen-KarenConn Says: In my mind Castle Rock has a near perfect four season climate. Summer days can get hot, but the low humidity (40% average) makes them bearable. The annual rainfall is less than 15 inches, but the streams and melting snows from the nearby mountains provide plenty of water -...