New Castle is “Authentically Colorado”. The town is surrounded by beautiful scenery and endless outdoor recreation. It’s located just west of Glenwood Springs, on I-70.
The town resides at an elevation of 5,597 feet in Garfield County. The population was estimated to be 5,203 in 2019. New Castle was incorporated on March 27th, 1890.
Camping: Garfield County is home to some great camping around the towns of Rifle and Glenwood Springs. Two nearby state parks, Rifle Falls and Rifle Gap each offer clean and reliable campgrounds only thirty minutes from New Castle.
Read about the camping near New Castle, around Garfield County.
- There is great trout fishing in the Colorado River, which flows by town.
For a reliable night’s rest try The Lodge at New Castle (affiliate link), formerly the EconoLodge, which has low rates and is pet friendly.
Read about the Top 2 Cool Hotels in New Castle.
Activities near New Castle
- Glenwood Hot Springs Pool (12mi)
- Iron Mountain Hot Springs (12mi)
- Penny Hot Springs (38mi)
- South Canyon Hot Springs (8mi)
- Yampah Vapor Caves (12mi)
- Sunlight Mountain Resort (24mi)
- Aspen (53mi)
- Basalt (35mi)
- Carbondale (25mi)
- Clifton (69mi)
- De Beque (43mi)
- Dotsero (30mi)
- Eagle (43mi)
- El Jebel (31mi)
- Glenwood Springs (12mi)
- Grand Junction (74mi)
- Gypsum (36mi)
- Palisade (62mi)
- Parachute (30mi)
- Rifle (14mi)
- Silt (7mi)
- Snowmass Village (52mi)