Castle Rock is named for a large geological formation which looked to early travelers to the area like a castle on a hill.
The “Rock”, as it is commonly known is a local, regional, and national attraction. With the growth of the ever-expanding Denver/Colorado Springs corridor of Interstate 25, it’s only a matter of time before Castle Rock and the “Rock” will become an international destination, via Denver International Airport. This would not surprise me at all, in terms of the overall growth of the area.
In spite of this new age, “manifest destiny”, Castle Rock still remains the historical place of Americana, identified by its iconic monument. The “Star” which sets atop the Rock, is an ever-present reminder of the history behind this community of Colorado natives. The star has been a symbol to people in Castle Rock for over 60 years.
You can read more of the history here:
“History of the Castle Rock Star”
You may see this high-resolution photo, as well as many more of the Castle Rock area and region here: “Complete Collection”