Welcome to Castle Rock
Nestled just south of Colorado’s capital city, Castle Rock is a thriving world-class community. Settlers were drawn to the area by rumors of gold and land made available through the Homestead Act of 1864. However, the discovery of rhyolite stone in the butte near Plum Creek is what put Castle Rock on the map. One of the original homesteaders, Jeremiah Gould, owned 160 acres to the south of “The Rock.” Gould donated 120 acres to “be known as castle Rock.” The Town’s identity stems not only from the namesake Rock, but also from a scenic natural landscape that surrounds it. Castle Rock now spreads over 33 square miles, has a population of over 70,000 people, boasts nearly 50 parks that span approximately 87 miles of trails, and more than 6,000 acres of open space.