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Colorado 14ers: Castle Peak

This stiff climb to the tallest peak in the Elk Range offers unforgettable views of the Roaring Fork River and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

Rating

-Mapped by Kim Phillips, Patsy Fellman, and Ben Smith

To Trailhead

From Aspen, take CO 82 N to Castle Creek Rd. to Ashcroft. Go 2 mi. and park @ trailhead. (Note: For an easier ascent, bear R @ Y; follow 4WD road for 5.1 mi. to a small parking area at WPT 7).

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