Canyon View to Inner Canyon to Lake Gulch Loop

Franktown, CO
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This 2 mile loop hike is found within the Castlewood Canyon State Park. It is best for a carrier hike, and can be technical is certain areas. There are 2 creek crossings, the first has a bridge and the second is a little technical if the creek is high, because you walk on rocks.  There are areas to stop by the creek and allow time to play nearby on hot summer days. There are great views within the canyon. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes. This trail is not stroller or wheelchair friendly.  This trail can get busy on weekends in the summertime.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 436 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Viewpoint, and Visitor Center

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $8.00

Parks Passes
Daily Pass: $8.00
Annual Pass: $80.00
Aspen Leaf Annual Pass (64+) : $70.00

Be sure to park in the parking lot next to the playground.

Trail Contributor

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I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2017.  I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.