Arbaney Kittle Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
#105 of 194 trails in

Arbaney Kittle Trail is a 20.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
20.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

I was pretty surprised at the high rating for this trail. Coming from Basalt, the first 1.6 miles are a great climb that end on a large open area; you are rewarded with fantastic views down valley. The next mile is an easy uphill climb where the views improve slightly at a few small lookouts.
After that, this hike is bland. The trail is flat and fully exposed—no tree cover, only small thorny shrubs. There are no comfortable stopping points, or large rock groupings to rest for a snack. I didn’t take any pictures, as most of the area was dry open fields of shrubs.
If you come from the Basalt area, stop at the first overlook and save your day for another activity.

mountain biking
4 months ago

hard uphill. need very strong legs to bike this trail from basalt up

4 months ago

awesome bike workout

9 months ago

up hill all the way what a work out my first time I did the whole thing it's incredible

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Great views. Very steep.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

This hike is incredible. I started out taking the 'easy' way, and just did the harder trail yesterday. It is a tough hike, but it is definitely worth the effort.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pretty tough incline the whole way. Beautiful views though.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The views at the top are so beautiful.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Great hike to get your heart rate up, it's a good climb! You get some great views as you go, we even found a hidden swing from the #aspenswingproject! I only wish dog owners would be responsible and clean up after their dogs, and no, picking it up with a plastic bag and then leaving said plastic bag on the side of the trail doesn't count.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

This is a really good hike to get your heart going. Really great to bring your dog too

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Monday, June 03, 2013