Category Archives: Colorado State Parks

East Canyon Trail (Castlewood Canyon State Park, CO)

The East Canyon Trail is the longest—and probably the least visited—trail in Colorado’s Castlewood Canyon State Park. The rugged path weaves east along slickrock rims from the Bridge Canyon Overlook, descends to the canyon bottom, and forms a short circuit … Continue reading

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Castlewood Canyon East-to-West Hike (Castlewood Canyon State Park, CO)

It’s hard to say which part of central Colorado’s Castlewood Canyon State Park is better: the steep and narrow upper, eastern gorge – or the broader, deeper expanses of the western section. Why not try both? Hikers hoping to explore … Continue reading

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Inner Canyon – Lake Gulch Trail Loop (Castlewood Canyon State Park, CO)

Having grown up in Kansas, I was initially skeptical when driving south from Denver on Highway 83 that there would be any scenery of interest amidst the endless plains east of the Front Range. Yet shortly after cresting a modest … Continue reading

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