Carbondale Fire Lookout

Region: Castle

Distance: 10 km (return)

Elevation gain: 500 m or 1600 feet

Rating: Snowshoe

Estimated hiking time: 4 to 5 hours

Description: A great snowshoe or possibly a ski trip to the scenic Carbondale fire lookout. As the Castle Falls road is closed from December 1 to April 30, the trip starts at the Adanac road junction, off the road to Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Follow the Castle Falls road for just over 1 km, then ascend the closed-off road that leads to the fire lookout. An alternative route for snowshoes follows the open ridge starting 2 km after leaving the Castle Falls road. Return the same way.

Trip date: January 24, 2015

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