Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park hosts various events throughout the year to engage and entertain our community as well as raise funds for the betterment of the Canyon. We also assist in the planning and organization of many well-attended Park sponsored events.  There's always something to do at Castlewood Canyon State Park!

Friends of Castlewood Events:



Music by Mark Cormican

Thank you to those who watched the June live stream concert and donated to Friends.  Watch this space for details on the planned September concert.

Saturday, September 13, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Donations Appreciated

No Registration Required


About Mark Cormican

For the past 35 years, Mark Cormican has blessed audiences with his singing, song-writing and his genuinely sincere tribute to the late John Denver.  Like John Denver, Mark has a way of relating to people with his own original music...communicating through song, his love for the people and places he holds most dear. With this winning combination, Mark weaves together a magical tapestry of music that audiences will remember for years to come.


Did you miss Kim Richey's concert last year?

More concerts to come in 2020.

If you would like to give a performance at

Castlewood Canyon State Park, please email us. 


About Kim Richey

Grammy nominated and awarded singer, Kim Richey, is a traveler. Musically, physically, emotionally. Not merely restless or rootless, it’s who she is. Willing to follow where the music leads. Part of what draws her audiences to the dusky honey of her crystalline alto is the way she writes: to and from the soul, never flinching from the conflicts and crushing moments, yet always finding dignity and resilience. Her arc of the human heart is true.



At Castlewood Canyon State Park

5k and 10k Trail Runs

Sunday, September 20, 2020

6:30 AM Check-in

7:00 AM Start

Registration Required

(Limited to 300 Participants)

More Dam Run Info

True Trail Runs (little to no asphalt)

Both Runs are Timed

Both courses are non-certified for length:

5K - Short at approx. 3.0 Miles

10K - Long at approx. 6.5 Miles

Get Trail Maps Here

T-Shirts, Participation Awards

Pancake Breakfast Provided

All Profits Benefit

Castlewood Canyon State Park

Friends Also Contributes to Park Sponsored Events:

Dam Day

August 1, 2020  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for well-spaced, COVID conscious exhibits and learn about the history of the famous Castlewood Dam, its demise on August 3, 1933, and the resulting tragedy that flooded Denver, approximately 40 miles away.

Free with Park Admission

(Donations Appreciated)

Celebrate Turkey Vultures 

Sept 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vulture conservation and awareness is important to Castlewood Canyon. Help us celebrate our turkey vultures on International Vulture Day with educational material, presentations, games, face painting and more!

Free with Park Admission

(Donations Appreciated)

Haunted Trails

Oct 16 & 17, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

For two evenings each October, the trails at Castlewood get a little spooky in anticipation of Halloween! Join a family friendly haunted hike followed by hot chocolate at the Visitor Center compliments of FoCCSP.

Free with Park Admission

(Donations Appreciated)


Friends of Castlewood Canyon

State Park

PO Box 403

Franktown, CO 80116



Castlewood Canyon State Park

2989 S. Highway 83

Franktown, CO 80116

T: (303) 688-5242


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