4755 Castleton Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: (303) 814-9999
Fax: (303) 814-0688
Daniels Park has over 1,000 acres of land and the public can explore 200 acres which is only 20 miles south of Denver. Take route I-25 to the Castle Pines exit and drive three miles to the park. Once there, drive on the road that cuts through the park to experience the preservation area for a herd of buffalo. You might also see elk, deer, antelope and coyotes. The views of the mountains are magnificent. Park the car when the mood moves you, enjoy the views, and picnic at one of the designated locations. This is a perfect place for a quiet day trip.
The Lone Tree Golf Club offers a challenging championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. Started as a private country club in 1985, the 7,012-yard course opened to the public in 1991 and now surrounds a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes guest suites, café, pro shop and pool, as well as tennis courts and a fitness room. The fairways are wide and forgiving, yet most are rolling and sloped presenting challenging lies with every shot.
Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Arrowhead Golf Club, which rates as one of the top 75 public golf courses in the United States. Its lofty status owes much to its spectacular scenery. Surrounded by jagged red rock formations, the par 70 course is part-course, part-park. Narrow fairways are bordered by thick roughs and an inordinate amount of traps allowing for little margins of error. Proper golf attire and golf carts are required. For golf-enthusiasts, this club boasts of a well-equipped tournament shop. Also be a part of the excitement at the golf tournaments, held here.
Set in the Colorado foothills, this park boasts a world of outdoor recreation. Swim on the open beach (seasonal), fish in the reservoir, or take advantage of the marina and go boating. Hike and bike the easy paved and unpaved trails or visit the B&B livery and take to the park on horseback. Additionally, land has been set aside for camping and picnicking. The setting is conducive for wildlife viewing and during March-September you are certain to see great blue herons on the south side of the park.
Spend the day challenged by the undulating greens of the Heritage Eagle Bend. Famed as one of the best courses in Colorado, the club offers a 18-hole championship course that suits both pros and beginners alike. It is also the venue for a number of local and major tournaments and schedules. The on-ground event spaces with fine food catering put together by a great hospitality division also makes this place a grand venue for weddings and other social events. For more on the facilities and services, call ahead or check out the website.
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1997, this 18-hole gem is a long, links-style course that gives every level of golfer ample challenges. Golf Digest ranked it as one of the 'Top Ten New Courses in the United States'. Despite its urban proximity, wildlife can often be seen roaming the course. The first hole, a 556-yard, par-five monster with a bogey-inducing bunker on the left side of the fairway, quickly sets the tone the course.
Roughly six and a half miles long, this paved trail runs north and south along the South Platte River. Beginning at Denver's southern city limit, the ride meanders past several industrial sites before spilling into the Centennial Golf & Tennis Club. From there the trail winds past historic downtown Littleton and passes by the Riverfront Festival Center and the famed Hudson Gardens. As the path proceeds south, it tours the South Platte Park and the Carson Nature Center. The trail ends at County Line Road where it connects with the C-470 Trail just outside Chatfield State Park.
This park encompasses 880 acres (356 hectares), including a section of the South Platte River. Ecosystems along the flood plain include riparian woodlands, grasslands and wetlands. As a result of this diversity, the area is teeming with an assortment of wildlife. The Theo L. Carson Nature Center, located in the park, offers interactive displays, which detail the history of the South Platte River and its plants and animals.
The Polo Reserve Development is a fully equipped Polo field situated at a 15 mile drive away from Denver at the city of Littleton. Overlooking the scenic Rocky Mountains, the exodus of greenery amids the seclusion makes good atmosphere for staging events. One such notable one is the Denver Polo Classic. Each July, for three days, Denver natives flock to the Polo Reserves to watch a good old game of Polo and cheer the players amidst constant service of fine alcohol and food. All benefits from the Denver Polo Classic goes to aiding various children's causes.
Observing birds and animals in their natural environment is one of the best ways to learn about them. Providing an expansive habitat to exotic flora and fauna, the Audubon Center at the Chatfield State Park offers classes, lectures and workshops for visitors of all ages. One of their popular features include identifying different species of birds from the 345 that spend either part or all of the year at the park. Equipped with binoculars, microscopes and more, the Audubon Center facilitates a hands-on approach to the discovery and understanding of nature.
Following the meandering flow of a tree-lined canal, this easy, paved trail for biking, running and strolling travels through the southern section of Denver, from the edge of the western foothills to the eastern outskirts of the city. The route runs along side the Wellshire Golf Course before heading decidedly east. This trail crosses the Cherry Creek Bike Trail, which goes southeast to the Cherry Creek State Park, or northwest to the edge of Denver proper. Continue east on the Highline Canal Trail and tour through the Fairmount Cemetery before the trail shoots into the dark reaches of Aurora.
The Devil's Head Lookout is one of the few surviving fire towers in Colorado. This tower covers the vast Pike National Forest and was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.