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Trail Conditions and Closures
Living in Colorado, we are lucky to see as many as 300 days of sunshine per year. While many people are excited to head out the door the second the sun peaks out, a trail may not be as ready as we are. Stay up-to-date by checking out the Town's trail conditions map before heading out, or sign up for email alerts straight to your inbox.
2023 Temporary Closures or Trail Events
Date Location Time Event/Reason Month of May Gateway Mesa Open Space including parking lot, Chuck's Loop and Legacy Trail All day (please note that the property will be opened back up on the weekends) Service Road repair and resurfacing (Project has been extended due to heavy and sustained rain which has delayed the project.) May East Plum Creek Trail - Open from the Meadows trailhead parking lot heading south only. Use caution at the Wolfensberger Road low water crossing because of high water flow and closed at the railroad underpass by Castle View High School because sunken concrete. Saturday, June 3 The trails at Philip S. Miller Park 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunrise to Sunset MTB Race Saturday, June 10 The Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Climb4Change Tuesday, July 4 From Douglas County Fairgrounds to Sellars Gulch Trail, then north on East Plum Creek Trail to CVHS 6-10 a.m. Rock It Run Tuesday, July 4 The Trails at Philip S. Miller Park 9-10 a.m. Independence Day 5K Saturday, July 15 East Plum Creek Trail from CVHS south and back 7-10 a.m. Prairie Dog Half Marathon Saturday, July 15 East Plum Creek Trail and Hangman's Gulch 7-10 p.m. Pedal the Moon Saturday, Aug. 12 The paved and unpaved trails at Philip S. Miller Park 7:15-11 a.m. Reece's Roundup Sunday, Sept. 10 The paved trails Butterfield Crossing Park 7 a.m.-noon Tri the Rock Sunday, Sept. 10 The paved trails at Philip S. Miller Park 8-11 a.m. Colorado Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD Sunday, Sept. 24 East Plum Creek Trail starting at Napa Auto Parts heading south and back 1-3 p.m. Paul's Walk to Cure ALS Friday, Sept. 29 The paved trails at Philip S. Miller Park 5-9 p.m. Hope Kids Walk Colorado Saturday, Oct. 7 The trails at Ridgeline Open Space and Philip S. Miller Park All day Castle Rock Trail Festival Thursday, Nov. 23 Sellars Gulch from Festival Park the Douglas County Fairgrounds 7:30-11 a.m. Turkey Rock Trot
Why are trail conditions important?
Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they're muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow/rainy season, things may not drain properly. When there's snow on the ground and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn't allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it's muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb - if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.
Visit our interactive trail condition map!