Hay Park Trail

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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 best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
17.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2988 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

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).

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail! First 1.5 is all uphill, but after that it's a great hike! Lots of clear rivers, beautiful views, huge aspen! Not a lot of places to put a tent- i.e. Our placement was 1 of 2 close to water- but definitely worth it! Lightly traveled, some horse manure to dodge! Do g be confused with the capital peak trailhead- same parking lot- hay Park has a sign and capital peak does not

Sunday, August 17, 2014

walking
Friday, July 18, 2014