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Basalt Mountain Trail

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Rank: #63 in the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale area
#807 in Colorado
#4,598 Overall
Trail near Basalt,  area, 
“A once logging road now mostly single or doubletrack that gives you a feeling of being out there.”
Craig Fowler on Jan 15, 2014
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3.55.6 milesKilometers 385’117 m Ascent 9,894’3,016 m High 3.3% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -215’-66 m Descent 9,537’2,907 m Low 8.7% Max Grade
Description
Basalt Mountain Trail is part of a larger loop which includes Cattle Trail. Some call it the Big Loop (at Basalt Mountain). Getting there is a long 3.5 mile climb on a dirt road but once you reach the trailhead you're rewarded with a beautiful ride through a dense forest that gives you the feeling that you're really out there.

There are no points of concern when it comes to navigating the trail. It's straightforward.
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5.0 (2)
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4.0 (3)
A taste of high country riding but close to civilization.
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PHOTOS of Basalt Mountain Trail
 2.7 from 3 votes
One of the large open spaces along the trail. (Basalt, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
One of the many fields that you'll ride through which offer a break from... (Basalt, CO)
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