Mill-Castle Trail

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Mill-Castle Trail is a 25.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gunnison, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
25.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7280 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

hiking
26 days ago

Hiking to Storm Pass via the Mill Castle Trail is otherworldly. The view of the Castles is dauntingly beautiful. This hike in the autumn is pristine though be wary that there is some elevation re-gain on the way back.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing views, great fall color! Didn't hike the whole thing, just wanted an afternoon hike so I went up to the first ridge--where you pop up over the valley you've been hiking in until then.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tough as it gets steep. Beautiful in fall.

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

hiking
Thursday, June 25, 2015

How was it you might ask? It is an amazing day hike for any one. You can hike to a meadow, and turn around or hike till the trail ends. Both choices are perfect for this hike, and no matter your means of transportation you won't miss the view.

camping
Monday, October 27, 2014

Mill Castle is a steep trail, I suggest going in from the south, and up to Storm Pass. The Views from Storm Pass are excellent, North and South. The Northern end of the trail was full of cattle grazing, with a lot of manure to avoid at lower elevations. We saw a herd of 100+ elk just south/west of Storm Pass, and several mule deer.