Gateway – Castleton Route

4.2/5 (15 reviews)
Gateway, Colorado (Mesa County)
Last Updated: 07/15/2022

Trail Information


Gateway to Castleton Route is an alternate route connecting the Western Slope of Colorado and Moab. Traveling from one side to the other, the views are plentiful and the terrain changes are dramatic. While not remotely a hardcore wheeling route, it does present something new to try while bringing you up close and personal to one of the most famous monoliths in Utah - Castle Rock.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.2/5 (15)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Started from the Utah side and made it about ~30mi before the mud became too much. got stuck and helped others get unstuck. Otherwise, a very simple trail for my 2022 Tacoma Off-Road dual cab short bed stock. definitely impassible when wet.
Official Crew
Visited: 08/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Awesome back road to Moab. Completed it on a Grom. Yes a Grom. Great scenery.
Official Crew
Visited: 07/15/2022

Open for the season! Please stay on the trail and pack out more than you packed in!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A very fun and scenic way to get from Utah to Colorado (or vice versa)!
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Departed from the Moab side and headed up the mountain. After leaving pavement, the road is mud and snow/ice packed. Made it as far as WP17 (Beaver Basin Trailhead) before having to turn around. The road at this point, headed towards Gateway, is completely covered in deep snow and impassable.

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