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Basics
Location:
55 miles northwest of Vail, Colorado
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
6 mile roundtrip
Time:
3 to 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8000 feet
Elevation Change:
2000 feet
Season:
April - October

Description

Winter Ridge Trail climbs from the ridge to above Blue Hill to Castle Peak through mountain brush and spruce-fir-aspen forested land. The scenery is outstanding, with broad panoramas. Fishing is available in mountain streams, and wildlife watching is great.

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Location:
55 miles northwest of Vail, Colorado
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
6 mile roundtrip
Time:
3 to 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8000
Elevation Change:
2000
Season:
April - October
Useful Map(s):
USGS 1: 24,000 quads: Blue Hill, Castle Peak
Camping Info
Camping permitted
Basic Directions

From I-70 at Wolcott drive north on the Colorado Highway 131 to the Colorado River Road (Eagle county 301) about two miles west of McCoy. Drive about 8 miles west on the River Road to Blue Hill Junction and then south about 2 miles to trail head. The trail connects to other trails in the Castle Peak Wilderness Study Area. Use limited to hiking and horseback riding; motorized vehicles are prohibited.

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