Castleton Tower

Castleton Tower

Project Type
Project Status
Past Project

Castelton Tower is a 400' wingate sandstone tower located in Castle Valley, just northeast of Moab, Utah. The famous Kor-Ingalls route is featured in 50 Classic Climbs of North America. Castleton Tower shares a ridge with the sandstone formation known to climbers as The Rectory, home to classic climbs including Fine Jade. Castleton Tower is accessed from the south by a trailhead in Castle Valley. RMFI constructed the steep trail accessing Castleton in 1995 following a study by The Nature Conservancy that identified federally-listed threatened & endangered plant species. RMFI mapped the locations of the plants and the trail was re-located to prevent disturbances to the flora. In 1997, RMFI constructed the spur-trail to the Rectory. RMFI completed technical reconstruction in the area in 2001 and 2008. RMFI continues to monitor the trail, and other groups such as the Access Fund have taken over long-term maintenance.


We recognize the following nations, whose traditional territories we worked on at Castleton Tower:

  • Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) 
  • Eastern Shoshone 

Get involved

If you are interested in donating your time to this project or other similar projects, please check our calendar for workday opportunities or contact Calla Balliett, our Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator with any questions: 719-471-7736 ext. 4# or