Franktown, Co. is nestled at the northern end of the Black Forest. Franktown offers heavily wooded areas of tall Ponderosa Pine, yet spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Franktown is also right next to Castlewood Canyon National Park which makes for a great scenic trip in the area.
The actual town was named after James Frank Gardner who staked a claim on land and built up a homestead. Since that humble beginning Franktown has been a town located at crossroads. Today, Franktown sits at the intersection of State Highway 83 and 86. However, in the past the location of Franktown on the edge of Castlewood Canyon was a stopover for wagon trails heading toward Denver, or out across the eastern plains. Franktown was also a stop on the Pony Express Route. It has spectacular panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, as well as having easy access for Denver .
Region: Metro Denver Area Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 18.2 miles from Highlands Ranch, 6.7 miles from Castle Rock, 9 miles from Parker
Elevation: 6153 feet
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