Nestled 30 miles south of Denver and 40 miles north of Colorado Springs, the city of Castle Rock lies in the heart of Colorado. The city’s namesake is a large, fortress-looking rock formation perched high upon a hill near the center of town.
Shoppers visiting Castle Rock browse among specialty and boutique stores downtown. The Outlets at Castle Rock are a leading destination for bargain hunters and designer divas. The open-air complex, Colorado’s largest outlet center, hosts name brands like Guess, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts get up-close and personal with the surrounding terrain by visiting Castle Rock parks like Castlewood Canyon State Park. Located just 12 miles east of the city, Castlewood Canyon offers hiking trails for all experience levels, including the scenic and challenging Rimrock Trail. Climbers scurry up the face of the canyon and scale walls up to 60 feet. Be sure to check for closures, as the park restricts climbing during raptor nesting times.
Events in Castle Rock are varied and vibrant. Wine enthusiasts visiting Castle Rock in the summer delight in tastings from over two dozen of the best regional wineries at The Grange in the Meadows. In the autumn, Castle Rock hosts the annual Colorado Artfest, with over 150 artists and live entertainment. Winter tourists catch the holiday spirit at the Castle Rock Starlighting Ceremony in late November where Santa and his reindeer make an annual appearance.