Castle Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Castle Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morrison, Colorado that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

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7 days ago

Beautiful meadows, beautiful vistas. Sept 2017

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6 months ago

Hiked 3/5/17 would have rated this 2.5 (average)
Conditions::::
- only about 300 yards of trail with snow
- sunny and slightly breezy up at the top.
- highly trafficked including fair amount of cyclists
- had to park 1/4 mile away from actual lot

What to expect::::
- trail is very rocky and in parts very worn out by tire tracks
- 3 miles of good incline until it flattens out near the castle ruins
- okay views of the Rockies, it was mostly views of the eastern plans and small foothills
- trail is pretty sparse of vegetation
- not a secluded hike, a lot of people especially on weekends

This trail was a good hike but definitely if you can't resort to driving farther to other hiking spots this was just average. Seems like a better spot for mt biking or trail running. This hike is not worth the proximity to Denver if you are looking for great views of the Rockies, forested trails, or being secluded.

P.S - If you just want to see the castle just park in the upper lot

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Monday, June 01, 2015