New Castle, Colorado, named after the English coal mining town Newcastle-on-Tyne, was incorporated in 1888. Located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, 173 miles west of Denver, this town of 2,900 residents rests at 5,550 feet elevation. The Town is bordered on the north by 7,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands and 20,000 acres of White River National Forest lands. South of Town are 11,000 acres of protected Division of Wildlife properties.
The Colorado River flows through Town, presenting wonderful opportunities for trout fishing, white water rafting and kayaking, and wildlife viewing. Elk Creek provides wonderful scenery as well as trout fishing.
World-class alpine and cross-country skiing and snowboarding, big game hunting, boating, snowmobiling, wilderness hiking and camping, mountain biking—all are in New Castle’s backyard.