Basalt, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Basalt

  • Basalt, Colorado

    Hike Hay Park

    Head south out of Carbondale on Highway 133. Two miles from the Main Street roundabout, take a left on Prince Creek Road. Follow this road up to Dinkle Divide and follow the signs to Dinkle Lake. Continue up the road until you see a large, fenced in parking area with a toilet on the left. This is...
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  • Basalt, Colorado

    Camp at Thomas Lake and Summit Mt. Sopris

    5.0
    13 mi / 4400 ft gain
    With the Elk Mountain range behind it, It appears to be standing by itself, and has the resemblance of a grand volcano.From Hwy 133 out of Carbondale, turn down Prince Creek Road and drive 6 miles to the trailhead. The trail is a nice mixture of meadows and woods, with excellent views of the vall...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Camp at Prince Creek

    3.0
    From Colorado State Highway 82, turn south onto Highway 133 (toward Carbondale). Continue south past the Carbondale Main Street roundabout. After two miles, turn East onto Prince Creek Road. Follow this four miles to where the pavement ends. After passing through a cattle gate, BLM land lines the...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Mountain Bike Prince Creek

    Turn south off Colorado State Highway 82 onto Highway 133 toward Carbondale. Continue south past the Carbondale Main Street roundabout. After two miles, turn East onto Prince Creek Road. Follow this four miles to where the pavement ends. This is the best place to park to start biking or running.F...
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Capitol Lake via Capitol Ditch

    5.0
    12.28 mi / 2575 ft gain
    The route to Capitol Lake is fairly straightforward, but not without its minor hardships. The route begins at the end of Capitol Creek Road, 9 miles from the small "town" of Snowmass (NOT Snowmass Village - that's the high-class ski resort). The last few miles of this road provide the first min...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Trail Run Mushroom Rock and Red Hill

    5.0
    3 mi
    Mushroom Rock sits high above Colorado Highway 82 overlooking the town of Carbondale. With huge views up the Crystal and Roaring Fork River Valleys, terrain that inspires more desert-Utah than Rocky-Mountain-Colorado, this recreation area feels like a getaway even when it is minutes from Main Str...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Hike to Spiral Point (Yin Yang), Snowmass

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 284 ft gain
    Snowmass Village is located 15 - 20 minutes west of Aspen Colorado off state highway 82. Once in Snowmass Village, take Brush Creek road almost to the top of the hill until the road splits with Divide road (If you have made it to the Snowmass Village mall, you have missed the road and must turn b...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Hike the Mayfly Trail, Snowmass

    0.25 mi
    Located in Snowmass Village CO, this trail is nestled between Brush Creek and Brush Creek Road.Drive your vehicle to Clark's Market (16 Kearns rd Aspen, CO) and park in the lot facing down valley looking towards Woodbridge Condominiums. Along the edge of Clark's parking lot there will be a dirt t...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Ski or Snowboard the Burnt Mountain Glades of Snowmass

    5.0
    3.5 mi
    This is part of the Aspen Snowmass Ski area so you'll have to buy a ski pass to take the lift up, or if you're up for a bigger workout, put some skins on and trek up to the top of Elk Camp. The easiest way to get there is to take the Elk Camp gondola to the Elk Camp lift. Once at the top of the l...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Ski the Rocky Mountain High Trail at Snowmass

    This is part of the Aspen Snowmass ski area so you'll have to buy a ski pass to take the lift up. The easiest way to get there is to take the Village Express lift to the top and once you get off turn left. You'll ski down the "blue" trail, Max Park, to Trestle and end at the Sheer Bliss lift. Tak...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Downhill Mountain Bike the Verde and Viking Trails at Aspen Snowmass

    3.8 mi / 1900 ft gain
    The Verde and Viking trails at Aspen Snowmass resort are long winding trails perfect for beginners and intermediates. The trails are a combination of open and forest-lined paths varying from 1 to 6 feet wide. They both do a nice job of combining large wide turns where you can keep your speed to e...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Relax at Penny Hot Springs

    4.0
    This 20-foot pool is surrounded by beautiful peaks, and is only a short distance from the parking area. Keep in mind this spot is popular on the weekends.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp on the Backside of Buttermilk Mountain

    1.0
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Park at the Buttermilk Ski Area parking lot and begin your hike up the mountain at the bottom of the Summit Express chair lift. Follow the 4x4 dirt road the entire way up Buttermilk. There are other small hiking trails that you can follow too, and with the entire mountain being a ski area, it's s...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Explore Aspen's Foliage Along Government Trail

    5.0
    10 mi / 2193 ft gain
    The Government Trail is beautiful and relaxing during spring and summer, but my favorite time to hike it is during fall because it goes through countless numbers of Aspen groves, which have turned a majestic yellow. After a moderate ascent for the first couple of miles, the trail become flat and ...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Ski the Aspen Highland Bowl

    / 782 ft gain
    Being able to ski or snowboard the Highland Bowl requires a good set of lungs and legs. Accessing the 12,382-foot peak requires taking a couple of lifts from the base of Aspen Highlands Mountain (Exhibition then Loge Peak), then some serious leg work (expect a 30-60-minute hike). Some parts of th...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe to the Maroon Bells

    5.0
    12 mi / 1000 ft gain
    From Aspen drive down Maroon Creek Road until it comes to its winter closure located by T Lazy 7 Ranch. The Ranch offers snowmobile tours and keeps the six mile snow covered road to the Bells groomed. Most popular with cross country skiers, the snow road can also be hiked, fat biked, and skinned....
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Camping and Lodging in Basalt

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday
Carbondale, Colorado

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday

Mollie B White River
Basalt, Colorado

Mollie B White River

Little Maud Campground
Basalt, Colorado

Little Maud Campground

Ruedi Marina Campground
Basalt, Colorado

Ruedi Marina Campground

Thompson Creek Campground
Marble, Colorado

Thompson Creek Campground

Dearhamer Campground
Meredith, Colorado

Dearhamer Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Basalt

The Four Pass Loop (in a day)

The Four Pass Loop (in a day)

Kyle Frost

5 Hikes to See Fall Foliage in Aspen

5 Hikes to See Fall Foliage in Aspen

The Outbound Collective

The Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for Aspen, Colorado

The Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for Aspen, Colorado

The Outbound Collective

3 Adventures in Aspen with Beautiful Autumn Leaves

3 Adventures in Aspen with Beautiful Autumn Leaves

The Outbound Collective

Autumn Leaf Peeping below the Maroon Bells

Autumn Leaf Peeping below the Maroon Bells

John Lloyd

The Other Side of Aspen: 6 Amazing Hiking Trails

The Other Side of Aspen: 6 Amazing Hiking Trails

Mike Fennell