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Castle Rock, Utah

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Castle Rock.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Castle Rock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Castle Rock and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Castle Rock and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Castle Rock. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Castle Rock.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Summit County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Summit County sighting report from eBird.

Since Castle Rock is near Uinta County and also Morgan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Uinta County

Sighting report for Morgan County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Castle Rock.

How Far From Castle Rock to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Castle Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Castle Rock once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Castle Rock and extending to:

  • Coalville [Map], which is the Seat of Summit County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Castle Rock to Coalville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,959 miles [11,199.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,727 miles [12,435.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,704 miles [9,179.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castle Rock ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Aspen (WY)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East of Castle Rock   [Map]

Bear River (WY)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Beartown (WY)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Coalville   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Devils Slide   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Echo   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Echo Resort   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Grass Creek (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Three Forks (WY)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Castle Rock. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Danny Walton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at an age of 70. He was buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah) [Map].

Morgan [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Castle Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton<8>

Communities Also Named Castle Rock ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Castle Rock.

While the name Castle Rock is unique within Utah, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Utah

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Castle Rock   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the North Northwest.


Douglas County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Dade County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Dade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

Although located in Dade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Gove County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Gove County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gove County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Trego County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Trego County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Trego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Dakota County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Dakota County   [Map]

Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the East Northeast.


Jasper County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Jasper County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Osage County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Osage County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East.


Rosebud County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Rosebud County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North Northeast.


Lander County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Lander County

This community is historic.

Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Morrow County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Morrow County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Morrow County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Delaware County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Butte County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Butte County   [Map]

Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Northeast.


Roanoke County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the East.


Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Castle Rock, Cowlitz County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Summit County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summit County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Castle Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castle Rock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Castle Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castle Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1194, Longitude: -111.1914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Castle Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Castle Rock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.408 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.908 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.333 degrees.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<9>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Castle Rock could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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