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Castlewood Canyon

The hike will initially take visitors along the Canyon View Trail. Along with picturesque views of the Castlewood Canyon, the story hidden in the rocks will be told. We will discuss the uplift and creation of our modern Rockies, destructive volcanic eruptions, and Colorado as a tropical rainforest! The second part of the hike descends towards the river valley itself via the Inner Canyon Trail, where the rocks get more mysterious. At the culmination of the hike, we visit the ruins of Castlewood Dam. We learn the story of its construction, demise, and how water, rocks, and society all intertwine!

December 12