Somerset, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Somerset

  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Explore Hayes Creek Falls

    3.5
    0 mi
    Right off of Highway 133 about 2 miles south of Redstone, lies a very easy-to-get-to Waterfall. Park your car off to the side of the highway, walk about 100 feet and you will find this glorious waterfall. The fall is best to see in the late Spring to early Summer. From late Spring, to early Summe...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Lizard Lake and Crystal Mill

    5.0
    8.94 mi / 997 ft gain
    Although the iconic Crystal Mill is the main attraction on this hike, the river that leads you there through the magnificent mountains of the White River National Forest is nothing short of extraordinary. Getting There The hike is located in the small town of Marble, about 40 minutes east of Ca...
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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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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Geneva Lake

    5.0
    3.75 mi / 1302 ft gain
    This is an intermediate hike with scenic views, even before reaching the lake and waterfall. Note that access to the trailhead does require 4WD, as the final section of road is difficult and steep in sections.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Backpack the Lead King Basin Trail

    4.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    We began our hike at the beginning of the afternoon after about two-three hours driving up the 14 mile road. The first mile of the trail was mild, turning into an uphill adventure. Lots of switchbacks, winding paths, and some tree coverage. By mile 2, we were on a steep grade the rest of the way....
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  • Somerset, Colorado

    Hike the Three Lakes Trail

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 580 ft gain
    The Three Lakes trail near Crested Butte is a great loop if you're looking to hit up a couple mountain lakes. At 4.5 miles with moderate incline, this trail can easily be knocked out in under 2 hours. It also is a great hike to admire fall colors as you'll get great views of the Ruby Range and th...
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  • Somerset, Colorado

    Camp at Lost Lake Slough

    5.0
    Lost Lake Slough offers camping, hiking, photography, kayaking, and more in a remote and beautiful part of Colorado. At an elevation of over 9,600 ft., the lake typically opens in mid-June after the snow is melted, and closes in October after the first significant snowfall. The campground is on...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Camp at Paradise Divide

    At a literally breathtaking 11,250 feet, Paradise Divide offers seclusion and scenery that can't be beat. Just fifteen miles outside of the world renowned ski resort Crested Butte, this area boasts wildflowers, wildlife, stunning peaks, and opportunities to watch amazing sunrises and sunsets pain...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Hike to Frigid Air Pass

    8.5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    About 15 miles away from the ski resort town of Crested Butte lies the West Maroon Pass trailhead. This trailhead sees thousands of visitors every year as they make their trek over West Maroon Pass down into Aspen. While West Maroon Pass is beautiful, the heavy summer traffic can detract from the...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Climb South Maroon Peak

    5.0
    11.5 mi / 4800 ft gain
    Starting at the Maroon Lake Trailhead, walk on the trail past the lake and turn onto the trail heading towards Crater Lake. Hike approximately 1.75 miles to reach another signed trail junction, then turn left and continue on the West Maroon Creek trail to Crater Lake. Eventually you will reach a ...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Hike and Swim at Devil's Punchbowl

    2.5 mi
    Drive north of Crested Butte to Schofield Pass until you come to the sticker-covered sign. Unless you have an ATV, park the car and descend along the infamous and deadly Schofield Pass Road. Follow this road past the first waterfall, which is about 500 feet from the initial sign. You will continu...
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  • Somerset, Colorado

    Hike the Dyke to Dark Canyon Loop

    4.0
    6.5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Kebler Pass near Crested Butte is a leaf peepers paradise considering that one of the largest groves of aspens in Colorado makes its home here. If you want those postcard views of rugged mountain peaks and vibrant aspens, then I recommend hiking the Dyke Trail to Dark Canyon loop. Put this on you...
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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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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Hike Gothic Mountain

    6.5 mi / 3025 ft gain
    The Gothic mountain trailhead starts at 9600' about 10 miles outside Crested Butte, Colorado. A four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle is recommended to make it to the trail head. Take trail 403 which will eventually turn into Gothic Mountain trail around mile 2.5. The single track trail winds thr...
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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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  • 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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Camping and Lodging in Somerset

Bogan Flats Campground Grp S
Carbondale, Colorado

Bogan Flats Campground Grp S

Thompson Creek Campground
Marble, Colorado

Thompson Creek Campground

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday
Carbondale, Colorado

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday

East Maroon Portal Picnic Site
Maroon Creek Road

East Maroon Portal Picnic Site

Cottonwood Grove Campground
Delta, Colorado

Cottonwood Grove Campground

Glenwood Springs West / Colorado River KOA Holiday
Silt, Colorado

Glenwood Springs West / Colorado River KOA Holiday

Guides, Insights and Stories from Somerset

A Beginner Backpacker's Trek in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness

A Beginner Backpacker's Trek in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness

Chris Kulakowski

A Weekend Adventure Guide to Crested Butte, Colorado

A Weekend Adventure Guide to Crested Butte, Colorado

Holly Mandarich

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