Introduction to Castle Rock, Colorado
Castle Rock, Colorado, in Douglas county, is 22 miles S of Aurora, Colorado. The town is in the Denver area. There are 20,224 residents in Castle Rock.
Castle Rock History
Castle Rock was founded in 1874. The eastern border of Douglas County was redrawn at this time, and Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat. The area was originally inhabited by Cheyenne and Arapahoe Native Americans. In the early 1860s there were rumors of gold in the area, which drew large numbers of European settlers to the area.
Castle Rock and nearby Attractions
- Littleton Historical Museum
- Wildlife Experience Museum
- Franktown Parker FPM-1 Reservoir
- Pike National Forest
- Castlewood Canyon State Park
Things To Do In Castle Rock
While in Castle Rock, one can visit the Wildlife Experience Museum, which has a collection of wildlife art. The town also provides easy access to the Littleton Historical Museum and the Museum of Outdoor Arts.
Castle Rock Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by the Buckley AFB Airport.
Castle Rock Higher Education
For higher education, one can enroll at the Community College of Aurora, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School or the United States Air Force Academy.