Castle Rock Trail

Total Miles
2.8

Elevation

784.96 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 2.9-mile loop goes around the Castle Rock area. This is private land so please respect the area and remain on the trails. There are some side trails that are a little more difficult but do not create new trails. There are several short hiking trails to explore the rock formations of the area. The main rock formation 'Castle Rock' is a 70-foot-tall chalk pillar landmark of the Butterfield Overland Dispatch route which was used for transporting mail and freight in the 1860s.

Photos of Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock Trail
Castle Rock Trail
Castle Rock Trail

Difficulty

This is a single-vehicle width trail with obstacles less than 12" in height.

History

The chalk in this area was deposited by an ancient inland sea. The wind and rain have weathered the chalk into the rock formations we see today. 'Castle Rock' now a 70 FT chalk pillar was used as a landmark in the 1860s while traveling the Butterfield Overland Dispatch Route to Colorado.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Matthew Rice
Apr 21, 2024
2024 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Easy tail. Dirt roads were a bit rutted but they were easy passable with 4 wheel drive. One section of the trail was filled with tumbleweeds and other brush.
Ryan Michael
Nov 10, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

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