Basalt Trails that Connect the 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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