New Meetup: Colorado State Park Furlough Day: Castlewood Canyon State Park

From: user 6.
Sent on: Friday, February 5, 2010 2:07 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NOWHERE YOU ARE!

What: Colorado State Park Furlough Day: Castlewood Canyon State Park

When: Friday, February 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Tell your boss/principal that my friend RAY said it was okay to take the day off with pay to go hiking.

b]Special Attention: This is a very scenic hike and in my opinion a photographers dream. This is a hiking, camping and photography group. This isn't a hike where we're in a hurry or impatient not to wait for our fellow members.

Be sure you use these Directions. If you don't, you may end up on the other side of the Canyonbiggrin.

Directions from The Denver Area:
To reach the WEST Entrance of Castlewood Canyon State Park, take I-25 to Castle Rock, exit onto Founders Parkway eastbound. Take Founders Parkway to Hwy 86, Turn onto Castlewood Canyon Road (County Rd 51) from Hwy 86 prior to reaching Franktown. If you do go into Franktown, you've gone to farbiggrin

Free Colorado State Park Day

We will meet at the very first parking lot on the left hand side after you enter the park

Dress well for the weather, especially footwear.
This hike is an easy to moderate hike...Approximately 5+ miles.

We hiked this trail in November and I believe it to be the best hike I've been on since being a member of this group. There was the snow, mud, flat trails, steep stairlike trails, the historical value, rivers with the waterfalls, the scenery, the great and wonderful people that came along to hike together.

Set amid the rich beauty of the Black Forest, Castlewood Canyon is one of the most tranquil parks in the state! The ruins of the century-old Castlewood Canyon Dam form a unique centerpiece for the park, and lead visitors to hiking trails that wind their way into the deepest regions of the canyon. Rock climbing, bird watching, photography and hiking are the main attractions in this arid region. Tall, steep canyon walls spring up from the green valley meadows. Visitors can hike the scenic loop trails that roam both the bottom of the canyon and the rim.

Have a great week everybody!

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