Castle Rock Travel Guide

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    Castle Rock WineFest
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Castle Rock Things to Do

  • 10th Annual Castle Rock WineFest

    On Saturday, July 20th, 2 pm to 8 pm, wine lovers will have an opportunity to participate in a Grand Tasting of Colorado wines at one convenient location at The Grange in the Meadows at 3692 Meadows Blvd. If you have never attended the Castle Rock WineFest, an outdoor wine tasting event, will offer more than two dozen wineries and over 180...

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  • Climb Castle Rock

    Climb the Rock that is located in Castle Rock. This is an easy hike-a dirt path will lead you to the base of the Rock, from there you have to climb up the rock a short distance to reach the summit. There is no "defined" spot to start climbing-it is easiest on the Northeast side by the two trees. We were able to climb it with our two boys-it wasn't...

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  • Daniels Park

    Nice views of the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak, and golf course below. Drive down the road a little farther to see buffalo and a nice view from atop the hill of denver. If you keep following the dirt road eventually turns back into pavement and ends out at highlands ranch parkway. There are hiking trails back here as well as picnic tables.

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  • Wine in the Pines and Music on the Green

    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 in the village that fly a balloon. This signifies that the merchant has a...

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  • Penny Pony Ride

    Can you think of anything you can take your children to do anymore that will only cost you a penny? If you go to King Soopers right off I-25 at Meadows/Founders exit in Castle Rock, you can get a free cookie and ride the electronic pony.

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  • Castle Rock History Museum

    This small but interesting museum is located in Castle Rock's old Denver and Rio Grand Railway Depot. The Depot was built in 1875 of native rhyolite stone, from nearby O'Brein Quarry. The museum highlights both local and railroad history, including early agriculture and industry in the Castle Rock area.Even without the exhibits, the depot itself is...

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Castle Rock Restaurants

  • Famous Pan Fried Chicken and More

    Since the 1890's Castle Cafe and Bar has been at the geographical and social heart of Castle Rock. We had dinner here one evening with our son, Christopher, and his family, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.Back in the days of the wild west this was a gathering place for quarry workers, cowboys and travelers, and it is said to have been one of the...

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  • Don't Miss the Bullet Hole in the...

    As Karen and I cruised through downtown Castle Rock looking for a place to have lunch, the words "Home Made Pies" on the B&B Cafe sign caught my attention. I love homemade pie, so we parked our pickup truck and went in. We soon learned that this restaurant is a hometown original with a lot of history.We were seated in the southern dining room (the...

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  • Gyros

    We actually ordered take out here-Gyro Sandwich. Which was good and we would defenitely eat here again. Restaurant is nice, but interesting cause it looks like a house. Look for the stucco house with the awning on the far left side. It has a "trendy industrial interior" with a nice bar.It is a Mexican-Greek restaurant-which is an interesting...

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  • Chiles Rellenos from a Greek Restaurant?...

    Pegasus Restaurant is located in the historic part of Castle Rock, CO. It has been in Castle Rock for about 20 years and over the past years its customers have driven the menu to feature more and more Mexican food. Under the guidance of head Chef Gabriel Torres, the mexican side of the menu has truly blossomed. To see a streaming video of chef...

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  • Creme Brulee is hot item at Patty's Cafe...

    Patty's Cafe de France is located right off of Exit 186 of I-25 in Castle Pines North. It is an intimate place that serves "French/American" cuisine. It is clean, attactive and artistic and the food matches the ambience. Patty Higginbotham, the owner/operator, spends most of her free time there. Her 2 adult children also work at the restaurant....

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  • Golden Mango Sushi in Castle Rock, CO

    Mt. Fuji Japanese Cuisine is a charming immaculate restaurant in Castle Rock, CO. It is really two restaurants in one. On one side it has two hibachi grills just like Benihanas with a hibachi chef that tosses his knives and food artfully into the air while making great food for the customers. The other side is a sushi bar and regular Japanese fare...

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Castle Rock Shopping

  • The Outlets at Castle Rock

    The Outlets at Castle Rock, with 120 brand name shops, has made Castle Rock into a regional shopping destination. Just about everything can be found here. For a full listing of all the shops click on the web link below. Shopping Hours:Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. -9 p.m.Sun. - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Women's ApparelMen's ColthingChildren's...

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  • shopping at the brand name outlets

    There's a zillion shops here - everything from Mikasa to Nike to Sony to Woolridge? to ...everything. Always having a sale. Gigantic parking lot. Easy on - off the interstate. Outdoor clothing, indoor clothing, shoes, music, household stuff, everything. less than usual

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Castle Rock Warnings and Dangers

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    Castle Rock Mesa

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    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.

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Castle Rock Off The Beaten Path

  • Test the waters in Manitou, a short trip...

    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 interspersed in this town which is built largely into the side of a rock....

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  • Colorado Renaissance Faire

    It's been awhile since I've attended a Renaissance Faire, and those that I did attend, were not permanent structures and so well organized as Colorado's in historic Castle Rock. Large castle of enchantment with many village squares, stores, keeps, a museum, a maze, a climbing wall; kids were able to ride elephants, camels, horses, and llamas ......

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  • Wild Prairie Dog Village

    In the same enclosure with the Bison, across the road from Daniels Park, look closely and you may see a village of Prairie Dogs. Some ranchers view these burrowing animals as a pest. We see them as winsome living symbols of the old West, when the range was open and free. Prairie dogs are nervous little creatures and may duck for cover when you...

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Castle Rock Sports & Outdoors

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    Karen on the Hike up Castle Rock

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    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.

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Castle Rock Favorites

  • One of America's Fastest Growing...

    One of the things we liked best about Castle Rock is that it retains a lot of small town quaintness and charm, although it is rapidly becoming a bedroom community for people who work in Denver. The town has grown from a population of 3,900 in 1980 to more than 30,000 in 2004, and the current growth rate is 2,500 new residents per year - or 50 new...

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  • Four Season Climate and Mostly Sunny...

    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 - at least for now. Winters are cold, but not excessively so, with an average...

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