14 Fun Things To Do In Castle Rock Colorado

Introduction

Castle Rock is a small town in Douglas County, Colorado, located on the edge of the Denver area. The town was just named one of the “best places to live” in America by U.S. News & World Report and has a population of under 30,000 people; however, it’s still big enough to have lots of things to do! Here are 21 things that you can do in Castle Rock:

1. Rock Park

The park is located right next to downtown Castle Rock, so it’s easy to get to. The trails are open year-round and there’s even a playground for kids.

2. Miller Activity Complex

The Miller Activity Complex is located at 8200 E. County Line Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80108. The complex offers indoor swimming, aquatic programming, and activities for kids, including birthday parties; open swim hours; lap swim times; water aerobics classes; private instruction in land activities such as yoga and water fitness; and more.

The complex also has a Splash Park for kids ages 2-5 years old or who are under 40” tall to enjoy the interactive play zone with spray fountains and slides! Hours vary by season so check out their website calendar before you plan your visit to make sure it’s open when you’d like to go. Admission fees apply here too but they’re reasonable considering all that is offered at this facility

3. Outlets at Castle Rock

Outlets at Castle Rock is a shopping center, located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Outlets at Castle Rock have stores like Nike, Coach, and Michael Kors.

Some of the best things to do in Castle Rock include The Outlets At Castle Rock! It’s a great place to shop for clothes or other items you need because they have many different stores that sell almost anything you could want! You can buy toys there too if you want something for your child or grandchild. They also have some stores that sell food like Subway sandwiches and even Starbucks coffee drinks!

4. Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center

Address: 1260 Southwesterly Dr, Ste 4 Castle Rock, CO 80104

Phone: 720-628-2722

Type of Events Hosted:

Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center is a live performance venue with an 850-seat capacity that hosts concerts, weddings, corporate events, and more. The theater also has a catering service where they can provide food for your guests during your event. They offer a variety of entrees such as filet mignon sliders and crab cakes on the menu for dinners and appetizers like cheese board bites or chicken wings for cocktail hours. The drinks include sodas from Coca-Cola to specialty cocktails like mojitos or martinis. If you’re looking for something else besides alcohol at your event then you can also get nonalcoholic beverages such as juices from Orange Crush Soda Company or Jamba Juice Smoothies in flavors like Very Berry Acai Bowls!

5. 105 West Brewing Company

105 West Brewing Company is a craft brewery in Castle Rock, Colorado. They have a tasting room and a patio where you can have a pint of their beer while enjoying the beautiful views of the Rockies. Their beer is made in small batches, so they always have something new on tap. The brewery also hosts occasional events like live music and food truck festivals.

6. Honnibrook Craft Meadery

Address: 3156 S. Colorado Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80104

Hours of operation: Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday and Monday: 12-5 p.m., closed Tuesday

What to expect? A free tour of the facility with samples at the end, where you’ll learn how mead is made and taste several varieties of it while you’re there (a tasting flight is included in your ticket). The tour lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes and includes games for kids or adults as well as a tour guide who’ll tell you all about what goes into making mead—which isn’t just honey! They also have food trucks on-site if you get hungry during your visit! How do I get there? From Castle Rock travel west on Highway 85 for 2 miles, then turn south on South Broadway Street until reaching South Colorado Boulevard; Honnibrook will be on your right-hand side tucked into an industrial plaza with lots of parking available around back by their loading dock entrance.* What should I do once I arrive? Drink lots of delicious mead—probably some honey wine too because why not—and browse through some local artwork from local artists like those found at [name] gallery across from Honnibrook’s front door (free admission!).

7. BURLY Brewing Company

115 W. Main St., Castle Rock

Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.

The name of this brewery is no joke—it’s in the middle of nowhere, and there are no windows inside (just an open ceiling) so you won’t be distracted by anything other than the beer that they brew right in front of you! While they don’t serve food here yet, they do encourage you to bring your own or order pizza from nearby restaurants like The Doggery or Good Times Pizza & Grill while enjoying their extensive beer selection—from light ales to dark stouts; each one is delicious! If you want some recommendations for what to try, ask Joe (the owner) for his favorite seasonal beers or go with something on tap! And if he doesn’t know? Just ask him anyway because he’ll have an answer for sure!

8. Mini Incline

The Mini Incline is a miniature version of the famous Manitou Springs Incline. It’s a great place for kids, who will get their heart pumping as they climb up and down its steep slopes. The Mini Incline is also a perfect spot for adults who are looking to get some exercise on their day off. Some many trails and paths weave through this area, so it’s easy to explore around here or just run up and down the hill for fun! You’ll find several places where you can stop along your way up or down, take pictures with beautiful views of Mt. Princeton and Pikes Peak in the background (or even better—your own feet!), sit down on one of the benches provided by local volunteers at each lookout point along your journey…and don’t forget: after you’re done exploring all these trails, make sure you check out our picnic area!

9. Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center

Location: 2 N 1st St, Castle Rock

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

Amenities: The center offers information about the area, including a Visitor’s Guide, maps of parks and trails, brochures for local businesses and restaurants, an interactive map showing the locations of all businesses in town (with contact info), a community calendar that includes events both ongoing and upcoming throughout the year, along with information on upcoming events in neighboring cities like Elbert County. There is no fee to use these resources; they are available free of charge—but if you want your copy of something they’ve printed out for visitors (such as maps) there will be a small fee associated with it. If you don’t have time to pick up any materials at their office but would still like some guidance on what there is to do around town without having lived here forever yet know where everything is located within Castle Rock then feel free just call ahead so they can send someone out with whatever materials they think would best suit your needs!

10. Gateway Mesa Open Space Park

This public park is located at 2475 Gateway Road in Castle Rock. The park is a great place to go for a walk, hike, or picnic and has two playgrounds and an off-leash dog area. There’s also a skateboard park!

11. Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail

This is a moderately strenuous hike, with a steep incline at the beginning and end. The trail follows a creek, providing views of granite rock formations and wildflowers on both sides. After about 1 mile into the hike, you’ll reach an old mining site where you can hear water rushing through the rocks. To get here from Castle Rock, go west on C-470 to exit 15 (Tramway Rd.), then head north for 4 miles until you reach Cottonwood Creek Road on your left. From there follow signs for Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trailhead parking lot (about 2 miles).

12. Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail

Hiking is a great way to explore the outdoors and get in touch with nature. If you’re looking for a place to hike, Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail is an excellent choice. Located within Castle Rock, Colorado, this trail is open year-round from sunrise until sunset. The distance of this trail is about 3.5 miles long and there are two overlooks along the way where you can stop and take in the sights!

The trail itself isn’t too difficult or strenuous—it’s mostly smooth dirt with some rocks here and there—but since it’s rocky terrain, make sure to wear appropriate shoes (think hiking boots). Also, note that pets are not allowed on this trail so make sure yours stays at home!

13. Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum is a great place to learn about the history of this small town. It’s located right on Main Street, so it’s easy enough to stop by when you’re out for a stroll. The museum hosts several events throughout the year, including reenactments of historical events and festivals celebrating various aspects of Castle Rock life (such as farming).

14. Iron Mule Brewery

Iron Mule Brewery is located at 1423 Meriwether Court and is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.*

The menu includes appetizers like the bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers ($5), salads like the house salad ($7), sandwiches like the Iron Mule burger ($8) or grilled cheese sandwich (5 bucks) hot soup of the day ($3). It also offers an extensive beer list with many offerings on tap: Iron Mules IPA, Colorado Gold Ale, Mountain Fade Porter, Castle Rock Cream Stout as well as seasonal brews such as Orange Blossom Amber Ale or Gingerbread Nut Brown Ale.* They even offer growlers for sale! The brewery’s phone number is 303-688-1300

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting trip to take with your family, friends, or significant other, then Castle Rock is the place to go. There are so many things to do in Castle Rock that it will keep everyone entertained! Whether you like hiking or shopping at the outlets, there’s something for everyone.

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