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

Sun, June 27   6:30 pm

Sun, September 12   5:30 pm

Donations to Friends of Castlewood Canyon are greatly appreciated to help fund events such as these.


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.


2021 DAM RUN

at Castlewood Canyon

- Hopefully Live Edition

5k and 10k Trail Runs

September 19, 2021

Stay tuned for updates.

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

Participant Award provided upon logging of your run. 

All Profits Benefit

Castlewood Canyon State Park

Friends Also Contributes to Park Sponsored Events:

Dam Day

August 7, 2021  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 2021 - Date to be determined

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 

Stayed tuned for 2021 dates

Usually, for two evenings each October, the trails at Castlewood get a little spooky in anticipation of Halloween! We need to cancel this year's event but plan to enjoy two scary nights in 2021.   See you then!

Free with Park Admission

(Donations Appreciated)


Friends of Castlewood Canyon

State Park

PO Box 403

Franktown, CO 80116


  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey YouTube Icon


Castlewood Canyon State Park

2989 S. Highway 83

Franktown, CO 80116

T: (303) 688-5242


Website Designed & Created by Margaret O'Connor

Mark Cormican at Castlewood

Describe your image