Basalt Mountain Trail

Consensus:    (details)
  3.0 from 1 vote
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #17 in the White River National Forest area
#1,204 in CO, #11,214 Overall
Views: 1,632. Last 30 days: 121
Condition Details | Update
Trail in the area near Basalt,
“A once logging road now mostly single or doubletrack that gives you a feeling of being out there.”
Craig Fowler on Jan 15, 2014
Getting There     GPX File     Print
3.55.6 milesKilometers 385’117 m Ascent 9,894’3,016 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -215’-66 m Descent 9,537’2,907 m Low 13% Max Grade (7°)
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.
View in 3D
Forecasting the weather...
5.0 (2)
A truly epic backcountry tour connecting Aspen to Basalt via dirt roads and s...
near Aspen, CO
4.9 (7)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Roxborough Park, CO
4.0 (1)
A solid effort through Crown BLM lands on a variety of new and old trails off...
near Carbondale, CO

Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List ›
Your Check-Ins:
Add a New Check-In | View All ›
Your Opinion:
Difficulty: -none- Change to: greengreenBlueblueblueBlackblackdoubleblack
Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

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)