History of Castle Rock
Castle Rock, incorporated in 1881, is nestled in the heart of East Plum Creek Valley, surrounded by rocky buttes and featuring stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.
Named for the prominent rock formation that overlooks the Town, Castle Rock features several planned developments tied together by its historic downtown. First settled in the 1870s, the Town soon became a center for rhyolite mining and an important station for north-south railroad traffic.
Castle Rock Today
The Town has grown from 3,900 people in 1980 and is now home to an estimated 40,000 people who love our small-town atmosphere, low crime rate, abundant parks and open space and clean air.
Located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock encompasses 33 square miles and sits in the East Plum Creek Valley at the base of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,202 feet. The Town is traversed by Interstate 25, is home to the Outlets at Castle Rock and is the seat of Douglas County.
Our climate is known as among the nation’s best, with more than 300 days of sunshine and an average of 255 days of sunshine a year. The average high temperature is 85 degrees in the summer months and 44 degrees in the winter. Annual snowfall is 62.2 inches and the average humidity is 40 percent.
Castle Rock provides several indoor and outdoor leisure opportunities including the Community Recreation Center, 400 acres of parks, the Red Hawk Ridge municipal golf course, and the soon-to-be opened Hidden Mesa open space. Residents and visitors can also enjoy a full range of shopping experiences from downtown boutiques to department stores and the Outlets at Castle Rock, or enjoy dining on anything from fast food to gourmet.
The small town charm, beautiful views and unique culture attract more than 2,500 new residents annually. You can learn more about our community by watching our award winning television news magazine, Castle Rock View, on DC8, channel 22 or on line.
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