Can I climb to the top of Castle Rock?

The Town does not maintain, and has not improved, the rock scramble that is the ascent and descent to and from the top of Castle Rock. If you are a skilled climber or hiker, you can probably make it to the top. Climbing to the top is not generally illegal, but it is not recommended. You are responsible for your own safety and your decision to leave the trail.


The Rock has sheer walls that drop 50 feet or more, and falls have resulted in serious injuries and deaths. The climb down is more difficult than the climb up. Do not risk your life by depending on vegetation to stop a slip.


Climbers can be held responsible if hiking outside the park’s hours of dusk to dawn, if creating a dangerous condition such as kicking rocks off of the summit – even if on accident – or for requiring an emergency response.

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1. Is the city considering taking over the Plum Creek Golf Club pool? If no, what is going to happen to the pool and parking lot- it has been left abandoned for 6 years.
2. What are you doing with the land by Sovereign and Cherry?
3. Can I climb to the top of Castle Rock?
4. Can the Town construct a staircase to the top of the Rock?
5. Are there any plans to construct a full-sized ice rink in Castle Rock?
6. Are there plans for a year-round simulated snow park at Philip S. Miller Park?
7. What percentage of Castle Rock land is dedicated/protected open space? Is there a map showing these locations?
8. What is the purpose of the orange mesh & black tarp barriers along Native Legend Trail? And the blue flags?
9. Why do Town employees go up on the Rock?
10. Is Rock Park being re-zoned? What does that mean?
11. What is happening at Festival Park?