Castle Rock via Elbert Creek Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Castle Rock via Elbert Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Durango, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1686 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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4 days ago

A few hours round trip. After the cabin the trail splits. Go to the right.

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26 days ago

Perfect hike for a moderate workout. View was spectacular from the top!!

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1 month ago

I've lost track on how many times I've hiked this trail. The view at the top is worth those last few hundred feet. Special place

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1 month ago

Parking lot on the left side of Needles Country Store. Had to open gate at trailhead. Great hike all uphill for 2.7 miles (strenuous), then all downhill on the way back. Lots of switchbacks mostly under trees (Aspen & pine), so it is nice and cool. There were lots of wildflowers in a meadow, then the hardest climb for the last mile. Awesome views at the top - Heavenly!! If you keep going past Castle Rock for another 1/2 mile you get a good look at the steep cliff you just climbed.

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1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous the whole way. Well marked trail, great views, and a nice moderate hike.

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1 month ago

Nice hike to take the dog on. Well established dirt path with some steep inclines on the way up! Gorgeous view on top.

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