Castleton-Gateway Road

Moab, Utah

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If you’re driving from Colorado to Moab, this road provides an excellent scenic alternative to I-70. The route starts at Gateway, a small settlement set in a valley on the Dolores River, and follows the well-marked John Brown Canyon just south of town on Colorado 141. Special Attractions: Spectacular canyon scenery around Gateway; Interstate trail providing alternative access to slickrock country; Far-ranging views across Beaver Creek and Fisher Valley in Utah. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

If you’re driving from Colorado to Moab, this road provides an excellent scenic alternative to I-70. The route starts at Gateway, a small settlement set in a valley on the Dolores River, and follows the well-marked John Brown Canyon just south of town on Colorado 141. Special Attractions: Spectacular canyon scenery around Gateway; Interstate trail providing alternative access to slickrock country; Far-ranging views across Beaver Creek and Fisher Valley in Utah.

High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 27.1
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Early June to late October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,800 feet
Local Contacts: Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Gateway, CO; Dolores Point North, CO; Dolores Point South, CO & UT; Mount Waas, UT; Warner Lake, UT, Delta, CO; Moab, UT
Driving Directions: Directions to Castleton-Gateway Road

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2008
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Beautiful alternate route to Moab (if coming from Colorado and you have some extra time).



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Apr 2018