The day began a bit cloudy, but soon the skies became a most amazing shade of blue, as it often does in Colorado. The temperatures hovered in the mid-40’s, yet the air felt fairly warm—a perfect winter’s day. My husband and I started the Castlewood Canyon 100-Mile Challenge a couple of weeks ago, so we donned our hiking gear and headed out to enjoy the scenery and add to the mileage log.
Castlewood Canyon State Park’s approximately 14 miles of intertwined trails allow for short or long hikes. A creek trail follows Cherry Creek at the canyon floor, providing grand views of fascinating rock formations along the canyon wall and large boulders on the canyon bottom broken off from the caprock millions of years ago.
Next time, we’ll try hiking to the dam ruins in the park
because we have 95 more miles to go.
More to come!