Castle Peak, Colorado

Prominence: 2345 ft, 715 m

Elevation: 14,265 feet, 4348 meters

True Isolation: 20.86 mi, 33.57 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 14,272 ft / 4350 m
SubpeaksCastle Peak-West Peak (13,803 ft/4207 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 0' 35'' N, 106° 51' 41'' W
39.009636, -106.861324 (Dec Deg)
338841 E 4319494 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionGunnison (Highest Point)
Pitkin (Highest Point)

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     Weather for Castle Peak at Trip Report for Gunnison, CO by Fred Lobdell Trip Report for Gunnison, CO by Walt O'Neil Trip Report for Gunnison, CO by Kevin Baker

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Lists that contain Castle Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #11)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #13)
     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #57)
     Colorado 13,500 foot Peaks (Rank #12)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #14)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #19)
     Colorado 13,700-foot Peaks (Rank #12)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #8)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #207)
     Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #12)
     United States 13,750-foot Peaks (Rank #36)
     Aetherius Society Holy Mountains (Rank #2)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States (Rank #14)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet (Rank #19)
     Colorado Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #50)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)
       Hiking Colorado's Summits (Mitchler, Covill)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2002-08-04 by Mike Groesbeck
     2002-08-09 by Joe Lavelle
     2007-06-02 by Patrick Lilly
     2009-06-13 by David Foster
     2010-09-10 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2011-07-31 by Donnie Puckle
     2012-04-08 by Brian Marsh (Unsuccessful)
     2012-06-13 by Brian Marsh
     2012-08-18 by Ethan Aumann
     2014-08-15 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2014-08-15 by Hannah Wilner
     2014-09-07 by Brandon Boulier (GPS Track)
     2015-07-18 by glen mizenko
     2015-07-26 by Beth Lakin
     2015-09-08 by Albert Wolff
     2016-08-16 by Jeremy McKeon
     2016-09-22 by Harvest Mondello
     2017-07-16 by Paul Andrews
     2017-08-20 by Mike Kernstock (GPS Track)
     2017-09-03 by J Thornton
     2017-09-15 by Bo Saunders (GPS Track)
     2018-08-17 by William Musser
     2018-08-17 by Joseph McGrath

View ascents of peak by registered members (223 total)

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Castle Peak from Conundrum Peak (2015-09-08). Photo by Albert Wolff.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2345 ft/715 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2385 ft/727 m
  Line Parent: Mount Elbert
  Key Col: 11,920 ft/3633 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 20.86 mi/33.57 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.029162, -106.474467
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    La Plata Peak  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: Elk Range Area (Highest Point)
Range5: Elk Mountains (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Gulf of California
Pacific Ocean

Gulf of California
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forest/White River National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapHayden Peak O39106a7 1:24,000
First Ascent1873
Henry Gannett
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Castle, Conundrum, and Cathedral at sunrise from Mt. Massive (2017-06-17). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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