For those of us who like a little afternoon delight in the great outdoors, Colorado is getting a bit crowded; it can be dang near impossible to find open space that isn't already occupied. But Castlewood Canyon near Franktown attracts few enough people on the weekends, and mid-day during the week, it's pretty much empty. Because it's located on the plains and not in the mountains, this state park with thirteen miles of trail is often overlooked, and the paved, wide-open trail that leaves from the parking lot definitely does not foreshadow what lies ahead, which includes a canyon with plenty of nooks and crannies and a cliff-lined path leading past a small cave to a trail edged by thick forest with plenty of soft ground. Looking for a little romance? Check out the waterfall on the Creek Bottom path, and remember, the trees aren't talking.