Dancehall on top of Castle Rock in Golden

A rare shot of the 1913 Castle Rock Resort, the dancehall and lighthouse that was once at the top end of the funicular railroad on Castle Rock in Golden. The novelty of taking a train to the top of a mountain wore off with the popularity of the automobile and the railroad was disassembled in 1918. The structure was taken over by the short-lived Colorado branch of the KKK in the 1920s and burned to the ground by arsonists in 1927.

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One Response to “Dancehall on top of Castle Rock in Golden”

Denver Todd June 11th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

There is a trail that goes to the top of the mountain, and parts of the foundation of the foundation still exist. But don’t go off the trail because it is rumored that the nearby Coors brewery polic will swoop in and arrest you for trespassing.

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