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Basalt Mountain Trail

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Rank: #34 in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale
#625 in Colorado
#3,927 Overall
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“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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3.5 Miles Singletrack Type 385’ Ascent -215’ Descent 9,537’ Low 9,894’ High
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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PHOTOS of Basalt Mountain Trail
 2.7 from 3 votes
One of the large open spaces along the trail. (Basalt, CO)
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One of the many fields that you'll ride through which offer a break from... (Basalt, CO)
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