Fourmile Area: The Castles

3.3/5 (8 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 10/18/2020

Trail Information


This trail highlights some of the best views of the rock formation known as The Castles, from which it takes its name. Along the drive, you will have several opportunities to stop and play in Trout Creek, or float down it in a raft or tube. From here, you will have access to many of the other trails that make up the Fourmile Travel Management Area around Buena Vista and Johnson Village.

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Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

3.3/5 (8)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Well maintained access road.
Official Crew
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/18/2020

I used FS Road 307 to return to Hwy 24/285 and get down to Bewnie (Buena Vista) for some fuel and snacks after spending the day in the Castles area (I entered from Salida via FS Road 185/Aspen Ridge). Take it slow and easy, enjoy the mountain scenery!
Rated 1/5
Visited: 08/28/2020

Not sure why this is a trail on here I use this road to avoid traffic on 285 in my Subaru
Official Crew
Visited: 06/28/2020

Nice and recently grated, bit of camping going on with a number of families hanging and playing in the creek. So keep a vigilant eye out and watch for kids.
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/28/2019

I used FS Road 307 to enter the area and run Bassam Park (187), Bald Mountain Gulch (300), and Castle Rock Gulch (188). 307 is in good shape with a few spots of washboard surface.

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