Outdoor Programs

Throughout the year, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor programs for all ages. Get out and explore everything Colorado has to offer! From breathtaking views at 14,000 feet to a local hike near your own backyard, Colorado has something for everyone. Check out our seasonal outdoor adventure offerings.

  1. Winter
  2. Fall
  3. Spring
  4. Summer

Local Hikes

We offer weekly morning hikes and some weekend ones throughout the year. Take advantage of the great trails in and around Castle Rock and Douglas County. We will also hike to spots in Conifer and Palmer Lake, just about anything within about a one hour drive. Most of these hikes are designated as easy, and are 2.5-4 miles long with not much elevation gain. Moderate hikes may have some steep hills and will be 3.5-8 miles long. In the winter just grab your snowshoes instead of your hiking boots!

View our local hike offerings


Santa Express Train

Sunday, Dec. 6
3:45-6:45 p.m.

Join us for a journey to the North Pole in Colorado’s Royal Gorge and meet Santa Claus himself. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages gather to make memories you’ll treasure year after year. Holiday cheer abounds aboard the Santa Express train! 

You'll have the option to get dinner, complete with child and adult beverages from a fully stocked bar. You'll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, as the train makes its way to pick up St. Nick.

Once the guest of honor boards the train, Santa will greet every child and give them a very special gift.

We will meet at the train station in Canyon City for this adventure!

Register for this excursion