Avalanche Creek Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Avalanche Creek Trail is a 20.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
20.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6886 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

Drive south 12 1/2 miles on Highway 133 from Carbondale. Turn left at the sign for Avalanche Creek and follow the road for 2 1/2 miles past Avalanche Campground to the parking area at the southeast end of the campground.

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked 6.6.17 watch the weather storms move in late a.m early pm but last 30 minutes or so stay protected in forest it'll pass river is awesome , meadows beautiful look @ the back side of maroon bells great warm up hike for more difficult terrain

We hiked 8.5 miles in and out. Beautiful hike. Not very crowded. Incredibly hot!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We've hiked this a few times in the Autumn. We go for about an hour and then head back. Gorgeous and not strenuous.

hiking
8 months ago

really nice in the woods

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice day hike, started off easy and became more difficult around the fork with the hell roaring trail.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

One of our favorites for a moderately challenging hike! Also great fishing once you get to Duley park. Perfect blend of shade, sun, water and views.

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013