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Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

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Mill Castle Trailhead

Elevation: 9,160 Feet (2855.4 Meters)

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General Description

Mill Castle Trailhead lies on Mill Creek Road, Forest Road 727, which stems from Ohio Creek Road approximately nine miles north of Highway 135. The trailhead provides access to the Mill Creek Valley, Storm Pass and the Castles rock formation in the West Elk Wilderness. Mill Castle Trail leads west from the trailhead. Lowline Trail begins one mile east of the trailhead on Mill Creek Road.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel three miles north on Highway 135 to Ohio Creek Road, Forest Service Road 730. Drive nine miles north on Ohio Creek Road to Mill Creek Road, Forest Service Road 727. Turn left on Mill Creek Road and travel four and a half miles to the trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Mill Castle Trailhead
ICON Backpacking West Elk Wilderness
ICON Dispersed Camping Mill Castle Trailhead
ICON Cold Water Fishing Mill Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Mill Castle Trail, Lowline Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Mill Castle Trail, Lowline Trail
ICON Stock Packing Mill Castle Trail, Lowline Trail

Related Activities
Lowline Trail - This trail is a good access for the entire east side of the West Elk Wilderness and is an excellent trail for extended pack trips.

Mill Castle Trail - This trail goes through rugged terrain, but is one of the most scenic trails in the West Elk Wilderness.

Mill Creek - Mill Creek offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West Elk Wilderness as well as, a well defined trail to it's headwaters.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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