Castle Dale trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Castle Dale is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,630 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Emery County.HistoryCastle Dale, the seat of Emery County government, is located on Cottonwood Creek in Castle Valley, a region of benchlands and river valleys bounded by the Wasatch Plateau to the west and the striking buttes, mesas, and canyons of the San Rafael Swell to the east. The high plateau barrier and the ruggedness of the Castle Valley landscape delayed settlement of the region until the late 1870s, when population growth and expanding livestock herds in Utah's central valleys stimulated a search for new agricultural and grazing lands. In 1875, brothers Orange Seely and Justus Wellington Seely, Jr., first brought the Mount Pleasant cooperative cattle and sheep herds to winter on Cottonwood Creek. On 22 August 1877 Brigham Young issued a formal call for settlers to locate in Castle Valley, the last such directive from the "Great Colonizer" before his death on 29 August. Orange Seely was appointed LDS bishop of the entire region east of the Wasatch Plateau, including present-day Emery, Carbon, and Grand counties. Local tradition describes Bishop Seely as a man of immense girth who made his pastoral rounds riding one mule and leading another laden with staple food items to be distributed to needy families, blacksmith tools for the shoeing of horses and sharpening of plowshares, and dental forceps to remove aching teeth.When using our United States tour itinerary builder site to make an itinerary online, Castle Dale holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Castle Dale
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Castle Dale
Side trips from Castle Dale
Places to visit with Castle Dale
MoabTrip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, State Park, Canyon Zion National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: National Park, Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail Monument ValleyTrip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Specialty Museum, Hiking Trail Salt Lake CityTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Room Escape Game, Government Building Arches National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail, Lookout
Recently planned trips to Utah
21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Grand Canyon National Park Tucson Joshua Tree National Park 2 days in Heber Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Heber City 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA Las Vegas Moapa Zion National Park 14 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier National Park & Arches National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Grand Canyon National Park Glacier National Park Arches National Park 36 days in Idaho, Wyoming & Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Coeur d'Alene Stanley Ketchum 6 days in Heber Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Heber City