Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season, things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.
|Date||Time||Event||Trail Closure||Type||Affected Park|
|10/5||8 a.m.-4 p.m.||Castle Rock Trail Festival||Ridgeline and Philip S. Miller Park Trail networks||Multi-distance endurance races||Philip S. Miller Park|
|11/19||10 a.m.-noon||VetFest||E. Plum Creek Trail towards Hangman's Gulch||Timed 10K paved trail race||Festival Park|
|11/28||9-11 a.m.||Turkey Rock Trot||Sellars Gulch at E. Plum Creek Trail at Festival Park||Timed 5K paved trail run/walk||Festival Park|