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Elevation: 7,750'
Location: 40.3841, -105.5495 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Don Morris on Feb 3, 2013
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Description 

These are on the South side of Castle Mountain in an open meadow strewn with boulders. Bob Horan's Bouldering Colorado, Falcon Press, 2008 has a nice picture of the area.


Getting There 

From downtown Estes Park, take highway US 34 for 2 miles just past Nicky's Resort and Lodge. The meadow is on the north side of the road. Hike north on a faint trail for 100 yards to enter National Park Service land.


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