The Trails that Connect Our Valley

    A sampling of Basalt's popular trails for skill levels from beginner to advanced on pavement and dirt

    Arbaney Kittle Trail

    Difficult, Dirt
    3.5 mi. to overlook  |  Hike · Run · Mountain Bike · Dog Friendly
    This is a very popular trail especially on the weekends. It is about 3.5 miles and 2000 feet to the first top point with the option to continue on.

    Basalt High School Trail

    Moderate, Dirt
    Hike · Run · Mtn. Bike · Dog Friendly
    This hike starts directly behind Basalt High School and heads west along a gentle trail before climbing steeply to reach a ridge near the top of Light Hill. 

    Downtown Historic Walk

    Easy, Paved
    Walk · Run · Bike · Leashed Dog Friendly
    Links historic downtown Basalt landmarks and engages the visitor with historic details of our town. 

    Basalt Riverfront Park Trail

    Easy, Dirt, Paved, Boardwalk & Pedestrian Bridge
    .5 mi. | Walk · Run
    From the Midland Avenue sidewalk at the bridge to Homestead Drive, this pacific trail meanders alongside the Roaring Fork River through river rock and riparian habitat. Bring a fishing pole and detour to Old Pond Park.

    Lake Christine

    Easy, Dirt
    Easy walking around the lake  |  Walk · Run · Dog Friendly

    Cattle Creek Trail

    Moderate, Dirt
    3.7 mi. |  Hike · Run · Mountain Bike · Dog Friendly

    Basalt Mountain Road

    Moderate, Dirt
    9 mi. |  Hike · Run · Mountain Bike · Dog Friendly 

    Crown Mountain Park Nordic Loops

    Inside Loop: .94 mi. |  Outer Loop: .83 mi.
    XC Skiing · Skate Skiing · Snowshoeing · Dog Friendly

    Rio Grande Trail

    Easy, Paved
    42 total mi. |  Hike · Run · Bike · Dog Friendly
    This trail runs from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, Colorado. The Rio Grande has 42 miles of continuous multi-use trail and is completely protected from vehicular traffic except at intersections.

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