Hiking

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    Arbaney Kittle Trail

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    Due to its proximity to town, this is a very popular trail, especially on the weekends. It’s 1.75 miles and about 2,000 vertical feet to the Fryingpan Overlook, with the option to continue on the full 17.5 miles on this out-and-back hike. Learn More
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    Aspen/Norrie Trail

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    From the trailhead in Twin Meadows, hike west along the creek. The trail is marked with blue metal tags on trees for Nordic skiers. Mt. Yeckel provides a breathtaking view of the Fryingpan River drainage and the Elk range. Sawmill Park has the remains of an old firewatcher’s lookout tower and cabin. Learn More
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    Basalt High School Trail

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    This hike starts directly behind Basalt High School and heads west along a gentle trail before climbing steeply to a ridge near the top of Light Hill. Learn More

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    Basalt Mountain

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    Basalt Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile out-and-back trail that gains about 2,200 feet in altitude. The Lake Christine Wildfire burned 12,500 acres in summer 2018 on Basalt Mountain. This hike allows visitors to witness the amazing process of forest regeneration and regrowth firsthand. Learn More
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    Chapman Lake Trail

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    A pretty, small mountain lake popular for both its fishing and easy access. The trail follows the mountainside contour and tops off on the bench where the lake sits. Learn More
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    Hay Park Trail

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    A moderate trail with several creek crossings, this is a 7.4-mile out-and-back trail that can be accessed from either the Thomas Lakes trailhead below Mount Sopris, or from the BLM parking lot off of Capitol Creek Road. It’s popular with hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Learn More
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    Henderson Park Trail

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    The trail goes through pine forests most of the way. It is hard to follow at times. The trail skirts the edge of Henderson Park and from there is access to Carter Creek, Coffee Pot Park, Last Chance Creek Trail and Josephine Lake Trail. Before the trail drops into Carter Creek there are great views of the creek. Learn More
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    Lyle/Mormon Lake Trail

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    One of the most scenic hikes in the Fryingpan River area, the trail goes through acres of broad valleys and scattered trees for the first 1.5 miles to Lyle Lake. About 300 feet above and quarter-mile further than Lyle Lake is a tarn (small lake) to explore before going on to Mormon Lake. Learn More
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    Miller Divide Trail

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    This trail accesses some of the finest deer and elk habitat in the country. It also provides scenic views of the Fryingpan Valley and Rocky Fork Creek. The first part of the trail is steep but flattens out on top with a short downhill to Rocky Fork Creek. Learn More
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    Mt. Sopris/Thomas Lakes

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    Thomas Lakes is a stop at 3.9 miles, just below treeline, on the full hike and steep ascent of Mt. Sopris–which is 12.9 miles out and back. There are two lakes about a quarter-mile apart with designated camping in between. Learn More
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    Rio Grande

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    This rails-to-trails project connects Glenwood Springs to Aspen, Colorado, with a gentle grade and one 42-mile continuum in the Roaring Fork River Valley. Basalt is roughly in the middle of the trail. It’s mostly paved and free from vehicular traffic, except at intersections. Part of the Rio Grande Trail is closed in winter to provide important wildlife habitat. Learn More
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    Rocky Fork Trail

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    This trail is fairly steep for the first half mile, then levels off to a gradual climb for a 14-mile out-and-back hike, with a total elevation gain of 2,447 feet. Learn More
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    Ruedi Overlook Trail

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    For the first two miles, this trail is very steep and cuts across the powerline. Upon reaching the summit of Red Hill, follow the jeep trail north about a quarter mile. The jeep trail begins descending the hill here and the trail continues uphill. (No more intersections are found until the top of Red Table Mountain.) This trail offers some spectacular views of the Fryingpan Valley and the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness. Be rewarded at the top of this 8-mile ascent with a spectacular 360-degree view. Learn More
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    Savage Lakes

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    Savage Lakes trail is a four-mile out-and-back trail with 1,160 vertical gain. It is a moderately difficult trail that climbs through the woods and adjacent to a stream for most of the hike. It should be noted, however, that numerous snow drifts can be expected on the trail in early summer. Learn More
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    South Fork Fryingpan Trail

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    This trail is an access to the national forest that is seldom used. It is a very wet area going through spruce and fir trees, following the Fryingpan River. Due to vegetation, there are no views of the surrounding areas.

    Difficulty: Moderate

    From Basalt to the Trailhead: Travel 32 miles up the Fryingpan River to Forest Rd. #105. Turn right at the Horseshoe Bend Guest Ranch road near Nast Lake. Parking is provided at the Granite Lakes trailhead just over the bridge. Walking east to the guest ranch, turn right going past the lodge and out buildings. The trail is straight ahead.

    More here from Aspen Trail Finder as well as additional information from the Forest Service. Learn More

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