• Date - 02/07/2021
  • Elevation - 6,319'
  • Route - Sleeping Elk Trail
  • Miles - 1.5
  • Elevation Gain - 500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners -  Rebecca Just


The highest point of South Table Mountain above Golden, Colorado, is called Castle Rock.  My wife and I did this short little hike to the summit and then had lunch with our daughter who came down from Boulder, Colorado.  Afterwards we met Matt and Charlotte Williams for a quick pint at the Mountain Toad Brewery.


Sleeping Elk Trail

Castle Rock

Rebecca on the Sleeping Elk Trail.

Castle Rock

One very short scrambly section of the trail.

View towards the south.

There are 50 steps that lead the way to the summit.

James and Rebecca

Summit Photo

Rebecca and James


Golden, Colorado