The Castle Peak Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is in Eagle County, Colo., approximately 8 miles north of the Town of Eagle, and includes approximately 11,940 acres of BLM lands.
Castle Peak is a prominent peak with steep rugged slopes and rolling hills, basins, and meadows. Many springs, small lakes and perennial streams are found in the area; some streams provide aquatic habitat and support trout. The vegetation is diverse and includes expanses of Douglas fir, Englemann spruce, aspen and grass meadows, sagebrush and mixed mountain brush.
From Wolcott, go north on Colorado 131 about 3 miles and turn left (west) on Milk Creek Road. Proceed about 2 miles to the trailhead on the right by the power line. The trail follows the jeep trail running northwest.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
The route is easy to moderately difficult, with a few steep stretches.
Elevations range from 8,400 feet to 11,275 feet on Castle Peak.
Castle Peak User Guide & Travel Map
BLM 1: 100,000 topographic quadrangle: Vail