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Columbine Open Space and Trail


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.

Trail Information:

  • 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.