Columbine is a family-friendly trail system, former farm property along East Plum Creek with picnic amenities and old farm buildings. The two wide trail loops allow visitors to hike side-by-side and is part of the Colorado Front Range Trail.
Address: 2 Faraway Place, Castle Rock, Co 80104
Hours: One hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset.
- Easy, with a short climb on the south loop.
- Crushed concrete and small crusher fines loop near barn area
- Two trail loops, approximately 1.5 miles each that are part of and connect to the Colorado Front Range Trail (south to Larkspur, Greenland, Palmer Lake and Colorado Springs).
- Multi-use: horses, mountain bikes and hiking
- Dogs are not allowed.
- Picnic shelter
- Composting toilets
- Interpretive signs
- Unpaved parking lot for cars and 5 horse trailers
- No hitch rails
- Wildlife habitat for deer, elk, and a variety of birds, reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and fish.
- The East Plum Creek area of Columbine Open Space is also habitat for the federally threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.