Colorado

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, CO

A GREAT Park for Family Fun

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Tucked away in Castle Rock, Colorado is the amazing Philip S. Miller Park. This park has something for everyone in the family! From 7 miles of hiking trails to zip lines to a 2.5 acre adventure playground, we can assure you that a visit to this park will leave everyone happy and tired.

Philip S. Miller Park Directions: The park is located approximately 30 miles south of Denver at 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway / Castle Rock, CO80109.

Hiking Trails and Challenge Hill (aka Castle Rock Incline)

Philip S. Miller Park has approximately 7 miles of hiking trails. These trails are narrow, but easy to walk or even run. We started our hike by climbing the challenge hill. The challenge hill is often referred to as the Castle Rock incline and contains 200 steps straight up the hillside. This attraction is very popular for the fitness buffs who run up and down the stairs multiple times! We only went up once and I was super proud of my sweetpea who climbed up without a single complaint.

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

At the top of the challenge hill are epic views of the front range and Pike’s Peak. Instead of walking down the stairs, we took one of the hiking trails back down and over to the playground.

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Note: Dogs are welcomed on the trails, but not on the challenge hill, however, I would recommend leaving your pup behind. The trails are narrow and lots of people run them. You’d need to keep your dog on a tight lease the entire time.

Adventure Playground

If you have a kid under the age of 10 then this is a must visit playground for them! It is 2.5 acres of fun! They have unique playground equipment, including a 40 foot slide and a spot to dig in the dirt. Our 7-year old daughter has proclaimed that the playground at Philip S. Miller Park is the best in all of Colorado. Trust her, she knows!

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Castle Rock Adventure Park

For the adventurous, Philip S. Miller Park has 10 different zip lines, an epic obstacle course, rappelling, and a rock climbing wall. We haven’t experienced these attractions yet, but hoping to try them all out this summer! Our daughter was especially interested in the obstacle course. For pricing and more information, visit their website.

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground  Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

Picnic Tables

A great day in the Colorado outdoors just isn’t complete without a picnic. There were lots of covered picnic tables around the park, including a large covered pavilion. Plan ahead and bring some snacks to eat after all of your epic adventures at the Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

What activity do you think your family would like the best at Philip S. Miller park?

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, Colorado is the perfect outing for a family! It literally has something for everyone in the family. #hiking #hike #colorado #ziplines #playground

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  1. Woah, that’s a long stairs with 200 steps. I can do that but not on the hot summer. Same with your sweat pea. will definitely try the obstacle course and the rock climbing. Or that’s included in the obstacle course? haha. Kids will definitely enjoy this place.

  2. Challenge Hill is definitely aptly named! My legs feel tired just looking at it! What a fun park for the kids to play at – my girls would have a blast!

  3. Wow! This park looks amazing! How fun! I wish I had known about this place when we had road tripped through Colorado!
    P. S. Your little girl is a trooper! Congrats to her for climbing all those stairs without complaining at all!

  4. This park looks like loads of fun! And I have a nine year old that would totally be trying to compete on Challenge Hill. What a fantastic resource for families in Colorado…wish we were closer!

  5. This looks like a whole mderful place to spend time together as a family and enjoy the great outdoors. The playground looks amazing!! What a fun reward for your daughter after climbing that incline without a complaint! Good for her. I’m sure she was proud of herself too!!

  6. What an amazing view from the top of those stairs! Would love to take a trip to CO with my family – looks like it would be something we’d like to do! Will have to keep this in mind!

  7. Wow, they don’t make playgrounds like that in CA haha! We love checking out new playgrounds on our travels, this one is going on the list! Love climbing walls and can’t wait to find a harness for my tiny 3 yo!

  8. That playground looks like such a blast and even the Adventure park looked like a ton fun! I’m guessing getting up those stairs took a little bit 🙂 lol but the view was beautiful!

  9. So many stairs! It would be fun to do, though. I think I would like to try zip lining. I’ve never done it, but I think it looks cool there. I need to get to Colorado again. It’s been about eight years, and I miss seeing the mountains!

    1. I did a zip line millions of years ago – back before our daughter was born. I have a little more fear now than I did back then, but I would definitely do it again.

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