Gateway – Castleton Route

4.1/5 (13 reviews)
Gateway, Colorado (Mesa County)
Last Updated: 07/15/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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

4.1/5 (13 reviews)
Todd
Official Crew
83450
Status: Open
Visited: 07/15/2022

Open for the season! Please stay on the trail and pack out more than you packed in!
Status: Open
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)!
Trail Review: Gateway – Castleton Route - Andrew
John
1100
Status: Impassable
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.
Status: Impassable
Visited: 02/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Currently snow packed about 10 miles in with mud once you break through the snow. Ended up having to back down 2 miles to the last junction. Got stuck too had to dig her out.
Trail Review: Gateway – Castleton Route - David Adler
Trail Review: Gateway – Castleton Route - David Adler
Todd
Official Crew
83450
Status: Open
Visited: 10/30/2021

FYI, this series of roads can become impassable when soaked with snow.

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