WELCOME TO CASTLE ROCK & SEDALIA
Since 2017, The Human Potential Running Series has made Castle Rock its home. Since 2014, we’ve hosted the Indian Creek Fifties in the foothills of nearby Sedalia. If you’re joining us for the Indian Creek Fifties; this page is designed to help you better plan and navigate the Castle Rock area come race weekend.
About Sedalia: Sedalia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) 8.5 miles north of Castle Rock, CO. The CDP population was 206 at the 2010 Census. It was founded in 1872 and named after Sedalia, Missouri.
About Castle Rock: The region in and around Castle Rock was originally home to the Arapaho and Cheyenne people. They occupied the land between the Arkansas and South Platte Rivers. White settlers were drawn to the area by rumors of gold and by land opened through the Homestead Act of 1862. However, it was the discovery of ryolite stone, not gold, that ultimately led to the settlement of Castle Rock. Castle Rock was founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Castle Rock had a very active Rhyolite quarrying industry. Many Swedish immigrants arrived in the area to work in the quarries.
Castle Rock currently encompasses about 35 square miles with a population of more than 55,000 in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area. It is considered an affluent community with many of its residents working in the Denver Technological Center to the north. The city’s most famous residents include actress Amy Adams, and Aerosmith Bassist Tom Hamilton.
Just about every chain you can imagine in Castle Rock:
Black Eyed Pea, IHop, Applebees, Red Robin, Qdoba (2),
Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s Subs, MOD Pizza, Smashburger,
Popeyes, Caines Chicken, Chik-fil-a, McDonalds, Tokyo Joes,
Mad Greens, Noodles & Company, Sonic, Outback Steakhouse,
And many more!
Note: There is Food in Sedalia with varying hours. They’re right before you cross the railroad tracks on your way home from Indian Creek. They are all quirky in their own ways.
Gabriel’s Restaurant and Tuscan Bar
OTHER AREA TOWNS OF INTEREST
Sedalia, CO is just 10 miles (18 min) East of Indian Creek on Colorado Highway 67
Castle Rock, CO is just 19 miles (31 min) East then South of Indian Creek on US Highway 85
Highlands Ranch, CO is just 23 miles (37 min) East then North of Indian Creek on US Highway 85
Lone Tree, CO is just 25 miles (37 min) East then North of Indian Creek on I-25
Downtown Denver, CO is just 33 miles (55 min) North of Indian Creek on US Highway 85 and I-25