Castleton-Gateway Road

Moab, Utah 84532

Castleton-Gateway Road

Castleton-Gateway Road Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Castleton-Gateway Road Reviews

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

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
Early June to late October
5,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,800 feet
Top Elevation
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Gateway, CO; Dolores Point North, CO; Dolores Point South, CO & UT; Mount Waas, UT; Warner Lake, UT, Delta, CO; Moab, UT
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018