Fourmile Area: The Castles

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3.3/5 (9 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 10/18/2020
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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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3.3/5 (9)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Well maintained access road.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Maintained dirt road that connects to a few more trails in the area. Wouldn’t recommend camping here as it’s a very busy road right next to a highway. There are plenty of places to air down or up.
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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!
Trail Review: Fourmile Area: The Castles - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Fourmile Area: The Castles - Tracy Barker
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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
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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.

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