The small town of Castle Pines is located 19 miles south-southeast of Denver in Douglas County. It is nestled between the towns Castle Rock and Lone Tree. This quiet little town is a wonderful place to settle. It is close enough in proximity to the larger towns to not feel isolated, yet it is surrounded by natural green spaces and parks that lend to its peaceful atmosphere.
A Natural, Historical Setting
With four parks, two large natural areas and a golf course, getting outside and enjoying a Colorado bluebird day is not a problem in Castle Pines. There is also a significant amount of history packed into this area.
Elk Ridge Park is the latest addition to Castle Pines’ recreation facilities. The park has something for everyone including a multi-purpose synthetic turf field, miles of walking trails, a playground, picnic pavilions, and fun educational features to learn about the early history of Colorado.
Daniels Park is one of largest parks in the Denver Mountain Park system. The 1,000-acre historic ranch in Douglas County is known for its bison herd, dramatic view of the mountains, historic ranch buildings, distinctive stone shelter, and Tallbull Memorial Grounds. The park also has a covered pavilion with picnic tables.
Also in this area stands one of the most unique venues in all Colorado, the Scottish-inspired Cherokee Castle & Ranch. Rising high above 3,400 protected acres, one can take in the views from Pike’s Peak to Long’s Peak and beyond. This preserve is also home to antelope, bears, cougars, elk, mountains lions, wild turkeys and porcupines, along with the Santa Getrudis cattle that make up the cattle ranch.
From Golf to the Arts
The Ridge at Castle Pines is a premier Troon Golf managed facility. It is one of Colorado’s most prestigious and upscale public golf courses. Since opening in 1997, The Ridge has received both national and statewide recognition in various publications. Get in on an early tee time, then enjoy a lovely brunch on the patio of the Park Place Grille.
CPACF is a proud supporter of the arts in Castle Pines and puts on several events throughout the year. These outdoor festivals include the Summer Solstice Fair and Fall in the Foothills, both held in Elk Ridge Park. Witness a ray of sunshine passing through the Summer Solstice sculptures, designed by local artist Mary Williams, marking the official first day of summer. Enjoy spiced cider and a pumpkin patch at Fall in the Foothills.
If you’re looking for a quiet place to settle down that offers plenty of opportunities to get outside, look no further than Castle Pines.