Larkspur is located between Denver and Colorado Springs, north of Monument and Palmer Lake and 11 miles south of Castle Rock. I25 and Hwy 83 both run through Larkspur for those who want to commute north to Denver or south to Colorado Springs. Larkspur is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado. The Larkspur area has spectacular sweeping view of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy small town living with easy access to Denver, Monument, Castle Rock and Colorado Springs.
Larkspur has long and colorful history. Before European settlers arrived the Larkspur area was occupied by the Ute, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe tribes. Larkspur began as a stage stop along the Territorial Road, then became a resort and eventually a town. On January 22, 1862, a territorial post office was established at what was called Huntsville, named after Territorial Governor Alexander Hunt. Elizabeth Hunt, wife of Territorial Governor Alexander Hunt, named the area Larkspur for the abundant purple flowers growing in the area.
With one million acres of Pike National Forest surrounding the area and the addition of Mueller State Park, this is the perfect location for those seeking an active outdoors lifestyle. Locals enjoy hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and more. Each summer the Colorado Renaissance Festival is held in the hills just west of Larkspur. Larkspur also hosts Jellystone Park, a year round family friendly camping resort. To learn more about doing business in Larkspur visit the Larkspur Chamber of Commerce.
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