Where else can you ski in the morning and make it back to town for an evening at the Colorado Symphony? From the 1,500 mountain peaks that pierce the Colorado skyline, to Denver’s glittering skyscrapers. No other place offers so much urban energy so close to high-altitude recreation. This is the Colorado you’ve been looking for.
With 1,100 acres of land for public uses, you don’t have to leave The Meadows for parks, ball fields, and pools. And The Grange Cultural Arts Center is right in your backyard, with year-round events and activities!
The Meadows parks and open spaces include over 24 miles of Castle Rock trails that provide opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. With gorgeous mountain views throughout its moderate foothill terrain, this system connects to the Town of Castle Rock’s Plum Creek trail system, offering even more miles of Douglas County trails.
Living in The Meadows, you’re never far from the gleaming buildings of the Denver Tech Center – but you’re even closer to a small town way of life. The rustic brick buildings in downtown Castle Rock hint at the town’s Old West roots.
Today, the area offers easy parking, close-to-home dining, and quaint boutiques. July through October there’s also a farmer’s market every Saturday. In the summer, check out the Douglas County Fair for cotton candy, horse shows, tractor pulls, and, of course, the rodeo. Year-round recreation and activities can be found at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, Castle Rock Senior Center, and Castlewood Canyon State Park.
Colorado High Country
The dry, fluffy snow found in the nearby Rockies has made the state a famous destination for skiers and snowboarders. There are dozens of ski resorts in Colorado, but locals often buy one of two season passes. You can get the Colorado Pass for access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and A-Basin. The Rocky Mountain Super Pass puts you on Copper Mountain, Winter Park, and Steamboat Springs. You can also enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and ice fishing!
The mountains are a treat year round, offering cool summertime temperatures that are perfect for fishing, hiking, biking, and rock climbing. And in the fall, the vibrant colors of Aspen foliage are a stunning sight, perfect for an afternoon drive.
At an altitude of over 6,000 feet, Castle Rock offers thinner air and longer drives off the tee box. An effect nearly as breathtaking as our mountain vistas. Try high-altitude golf at any of our several courses, including Red Hawk Ridge, the Town of Castle Rock-owned course neighboring The Meadows, and The Ridge at Castle Pines North all located in Douglas County.