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Hike Castlewood Canyon

If you are looking for a fun and memorable activity to do in Colorado that will keep you and your friends or family members occupied and having tonnes of fun, then look no further than a day at the Castlewood Canyon Park, the state park of Colorado.

 

Located near Franktown, Colorado, the Castlewood Canyon State Park is a piece of land that not only hides incredible beauty and serenity in its fold, but is also a huge part of Colorado’s rich history. The park is essentially what is left of the Castlewood Canyon Dam, with the remaining ruins having been preserved after the dam burst in 1993 and sent a 15 foot tall wave of water flowing through the state, all the way to Denver, engulfing all that came in its way in a flood. Visitors can still see the damage that the burst caused back then at the Canyon Park today. 

 

The Castlewood Canyon Park allows its visitors to partake in a host of recreational activities, including hiking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, volleyball, and running on well paved trails that are lined with interesting sites to see. The park also features a special preserved area where you can look at one of a kind geological structures as well as explore the wildlife that calls the Canyon its habitat. The park is home to several animals species, including cottontail rabbits, red foxes, rattlesnakes, mountain lions, jumping mice, coyotes, toads, crayfish, vulture, and falcons among a number of others.

 


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