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Rock Park Open Space and Trails


Rock Park Trails Map (PDF)

John Emerson Summit Trail at Rock Park Elev. Profile (PDF)

Downtown-Rock Park 10K Fitness Route (PDF)

Other Link Keepers of the Rock


  1. Adopted through POST Partners
  2. Difficult Trail
  3. Dogs allowed with leash
  4. Hiking
  5. Parking Capacity- 19
  6. Picnic Areas
  7. Picnic Pavilion (General Use)
  8. Picnic Pavilion (Reservable)
  9. Picnic Tables
  10. Portable Restroom
  11. Trail Access
  12. Trails (Native Surface)
General Information
Length: 1.4 miles
Open Space acreage:  62 acres
: Difficult
Surface: Native surface, single track
Parking: Trailhead off of 1710 Front St.
Elevation Change:  370-foot elevation difference from bottom to top (6,220 feet to 6,590 feet)
POST Partners Volunteer Group Keepers of the Rock


Visitors can climb this historic landmark through a looped single-track trail system. From these trails, hikers can reach the base of the Rock and are afforded panoramic views of Downtown Castle Rock, the I-25 corridor, Pikes Peak and the Front Range. This hike offers rocky and uneven terrain.

Picnic pavilions
Picnic pavilion may be reserved at select Town parks. 
Online park pavilion reservation requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the date requested. If your event is within one week, please contact the Parks Division at 720-733-2260 or email.

Availability is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation directly from the Parks Division, which is usually 72 hours of receiving a request. Please note: Requesting the park pavilion does not reserve the athletic field as well.

All other park amenities may be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

Park Pavilion Rental
1-49 people - $50 per 6-hour block
50-100 people - $100 per 6-hour block

100+ people - special rate

Please note, at times, Town fire restrictions may prohibit the use of
grills. Visit the Town's
fire restrictions page for more information

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