Hay Park Trail is a 17.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel south on Hwy. 133 for approximately 1.4 miles. Make a left turn on Prince Creek road and go about 6 miles to the fork in the road. Take the fork to the right and follow it for about 2 miles. You will park at the Thomas Lakes trailhead and travel 1.5 miles up Thomas Lakes trail to the Hay Park trail (the left fork).