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New-Castle is a quaint little town nestled in the mountains of northwestern Colorado. It's a Home Rule Municipality of Garfield County, with a population of around 2,000. Set amid thousands of acres of public land, mountain scenery and abundant wildlife makes New Castle an outdoor lover's dream. You can fish Elk Creek or on the Colorado River, hike one of the numerous nearby trails, take a scenic drive to the Flat Tops Wilderness, enjoy golf, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Flat Tops, especially, is a gorgeous place to visit near New Castle. It's a massive rock with a "flat" surface, with only occasional peaks that rise above the high plateau. Over 110 lakes and ponds are found below the flat-topped cliffs, many filled with trout for fishing. It's also a great area for hiking and horseback riding, with 160 miles of trails crisscrossing the area. Unfortunately, few of the access roads are plowed in the wintertime, so it's not the ideal place for cross-country skiing. The elevation in the area ranges from 7,600 to 12,994 feet. New Castle is also home to the Burning Mountain Festival, usually held in early September. A tradition for over 40 years, the Burning Mountain Festival is named for the mine fire that has been burning in the surrounding hills since 1899.

Surrounding areas: Glenwood Springs, Colorado (11.4 mi), Rifle, Colorado (13.4 mi), Carbondale, Colorado (21.0 mi), El Jebel, Colorado (26.8 mi), Basalt, Colorado (30.3 mi), Redstone, Colorado (31.4 mi), Snowmass, Colorado (33.8 mi)

New Castle Vacation Rentals

New Castle Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Rodeway Inn781 Burning Mountain AveNew Castle, CO (970) 984-2363
Hampton Inn/Garfield Suites401 W 1ST StGlenwood Springs, CO11.1 mi.(970) 947-9400
Holiday Inn Express501 W First StGlenwood Springs, CO11.1 mi.(970) 928-7800
Silver Spruce Motel162 W 6TH StGlenwood Springs, CO11.2 mi.(970) 945-5458
1st Choice Inn Formerly Holiday Inn51359 Hwy 6 And 24Glenwood Springs, CO11.4 mi.(970) 945-8551
Americas Best Value Inn51871 Hwy 6 And 24Glenwood Springs, CO11.4 mi.(970) 945-6279
Hot Springs Lodge & Pool415 6th StGlenwood Springs, CO11.4 mi.(970) 945-6571
Hotel Colorado526 Pine StGlenwood Springs, CO11.4 mi.(970) 945-6511
Quality Inn & Suites2650 Gilstrap CTGlenwood Springs, CO11.4 mi.(970) 945-5995
Hotel Denver402 7TH StGlenwood Springs, CO11.5 mi.(970) 945-6565
Red River Inn718 Taughenbaugh BlvdRifle, CO13.3 mi.(970) 625-3050
Winchester Motel520 Railroad AveRifle, CO13.4 mi.(970) 625-1777
Comfort Inn & Suites920 Cowen DrCarbondale, CO20.1 mi.(970) 963-8880
Days Inn950 Cowen DrCarbondale, CO20.2 mi.(970) 963-9111
Crystal River Inn12954 U S Hwy 133Carbondale, CO21.0 mi.(970) 963-3902
Holiday Inn Express - Parachute221 Grand Valley WayParachute, CO28.7 mi.(970) 285-2330
Bed & Breakfast
Ute Meadows Inn Bed & BRKFST2880 County Rd 3Carbondale, CO21.0 mi.(970) 963-7088

New Castle Weather & Climate

Northwestern Colorado is mostly mountainous, with some desert lands. Generally, the climate can be described as highland or alpine mountain. Dramatic climate changes can occur from place to place. A general rule of thumb is the higher the elevation, the lower the temperature with an increase in precipitation. Northwest Colorado has a distinct four-season climate with cold, snowy winters and mild summers. In years when snow cover is heavy, or when there is a sudden warming in the spring at high elevations, flooding may be a problem. Thunderstorms are possible in spring and summer. Hail is common in the northwest part of the state. Autumn means crisp, dry days with lots of sunshine and cool nights. Spring and autumn weather can change rapidly.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 13°F 1.60 in. -
February 43°F 18°F 1.21 in. -
March 53°F 26°F 1.55 in. -
April 62°F 31°F 1.66 in. -
May 72°F 38°F 1.93 in. -
June 83°F 45°F 1.22 in. -
July 89°F 51°F 1.27 in. -
August 87°F 51°F 1.19 in. -
September 78°F 42°F 1.71 in. -
October 66°F 32°F 1.86 in. -
November 48°F 23°F 1.31 in. -
December 37°F 14°F 1.42 in. -

New Castle Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Garfield County Regional airport (RIL) located about 10 miles west of New Castle in Rifle, Colorado, the Eagle County Regional airport (EGE) located approximately 33 miles east of New Castle in Vail / Eagle, Colorado, Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field (ASE) located roughly 43 miles southeast of New Castle in Aspen, Colorado, Walker Field (GJT) located around 61 miles west of New Castle in Grand Junction, Colorado, and finally the Yampa Valley airport (HDN) located about 65 miles northeast of New Castle in Hayden, Colorado.

New Castle Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO64.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Glenwood Springs Golf ClubGlenwood SpringsCO11.4 mi.
Rifle Creek Golf CourseRifleCO13.3 mi.
River Valley Ranch Golf ClubCarbondaleCO21.1 mi.
Battlement Mesa Golf ClubBattlement MesaCO27.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO11.4 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO42.7 mi.
AspenAspenCO46.6 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO46.6 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO46.6 mi.
TiehackAspenCO46.6 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO56.8 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO58.8 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO62.1 mi.
VailVailCO62.1 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO70.1 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO73.3 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO80.1 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO96.8 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO98.3 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO114.0 mi.

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