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Magnificent Structure

This very impressive monolith can be seen from miles away. We were only traveling through the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Carol P
Really beautiful hike

This trail is beautiful and you really get into the nature of Colorado. When you reach the top and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Sarah D
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This very impressive monolith can be seen from miles away. We were only traveling through the area, but were very impressed by Castle Rock. As we traveled, we noted that the town of Castle Rock, CO is also impressive in offering various amenities.

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This trail is beautiful and you really get into the nature of Colorado. When you reach the top and look over the cliff you will be glad you did this hike!

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is awe inspiring for anyone of any age. Whether it is at a distance or you are able to hike the area. It is definitely worth the time to stop and see the landscape in and around Castle Rock.

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Trail head is the Elbert Creek Trail just off US 550 a few dozen yards south of the Needles Country Store about a mile south of Purgatory Ski Area. Use the gravel parking area near the corral rather than the store parking lot, please. You’ll...More

1  Thank BLWynn
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a spectacular hike with views of Electra lake! Start at the small dirt parking lot to the far left of needles country store. You have to pass through a set of gates to begin. There is only a trail head marker for the longer...More

Thank DeeAreAre
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went on this hike with some friends and it was when I had just moved from lower elevation. I was able to hike it and it was so worth it, such a beautiful trail.

Thank stephaniemaesimpson
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Take the Elbert Creek Trail from the south end of the Needles Country Store parking lot. The trail rises through Aspen and Pine tree forests. I had a spectacular fall day with vibrant blue skies and vivid yellow and orange leaves. Roundtrip the hike to...More

Thank Scott S
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