Trail Run Project Logo

Castle Trail

 11 votes

Length

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers

81%

Runnable

Elevation

1,737' 529 m

Ascent

-2' -1 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

7,765' 2,367 m

High

6,030' 1,838 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 6 days ago
Dry History

Getting forecast...

A long, steep, exposed climb from the parking lot leads to easier terrain up high with big views.

Nick Wilder

Overview

Occasionally closed in muddy/wet conditions.
Features: Views

Description

From the Mt. Falcon parking lot, you'll get a minimal warm up before the long grind on the Castle Rock Trail. There is no protection from the sun on most of this trail, so avoid hot days. This trail can be very crowded with runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and even horses.

About halfway up, a hard left turn (with just a touch of tree shade) offers a brief respite before the climbing kicks in again. Then it's more grinding to the top.

This trail continues all the way down to the other parking lot on the west side of the system at Mt. Falcon road, but most use Castle Trail to connect to the other great trails in the area. The views along the top of this trail are quite good, extending from Kansas to the continental divide!

If it's crowded or you want to avoid bikes, consider using Turkey Trot instead of this trail - they reconnect two-thirds of the way up the hill.

Contacts

You & this Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 12, 2017
Juan Gonzalez
Jul 13, 2017
Annette W
May 17, 2017
Heidi Jewett
Apr 23, 2017
DwightD Dettloff
10.4mi — 2h 50m
May 9, 2016
Austin.Parker Parker
Apr 26, 2015
JonathanC

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 11 votes

#4859

Overall
  3.8 from 11 votes
5 Star
18%
4 Star
45%
3 Star
36%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#460

in Colorado

#4,859

Overall
119 Views Last Month
822 Since Mar 28, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

8%
23%
46%
23%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running