Castlewood Canyon Naturalist Hike

Hike to an 1890's homestead in Colorado's beautiful Black Forest with a destructive past

  • 3 hours
  • $79 Per Participant
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Colorado’s Castlewood Canyon is a local hidden gem, full of rich history and unique geological features. One of the most notable stops on this tour is a hand-built dam constructed in 1890 which has an incredibly destructive tale to tell. On our way to the dam, we’ll come across an original homestead of the area which still stands in ruins to this day. Hear about the stories of the family who called this beautiful place home, how they managed to live off the land and survive one of the worst floods in Denver’s history. What to Expect: We’ll be outdoors for approximately 3 hours on a well-maintained trail with steady elevation gain. We will take plenty of breaks for photo ops and to interpret naturalist topics in the area. Where to Meet: We’ll meet at the trailhead for this tour. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent in your confirmation email. What’s included: Entrance fees, Professional naturalist guide, trekking poles, water and snacks, first aid kit. What should you bring: Please prepare for the weather conditions the day of your trip. We’ll send a detailed packing list in your confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your tour up to 24 hours before the course start time for a full refund. Cancellations after this time will not receive a refund.

Contact Details


Meet at the the Lion's Park Parking Lot 1300 10th Street, Golden, CO, USA