The five-mile loop trail on Dawson Butte Open Space travels through mostly forested areas with open meadows and views of the Front Range Mountains. The trail follows gently rolling terrain and optional bridle paths that include over 60 horse jumps. There is no access to the top of the butte.
Respect Wildlife – elk, bears, mountain lions, and many other wildlife species call this land home.
Hiking; horse back riding, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and pets on leash are allowed. No motorized vehicles.
1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock. From I-25, take the Plum Creek Parkway exit west and head south five miles on the frontage road; turn right/west at Tomah Road; follow 1.5 miles to the Dawson Butte Ranch entrance on the right.
Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources 303-660-7495
The map was updated August 2012