Placita Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#165 of 193 trails in

Placita Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles
380 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel south on Hwy. 133 fro 20 miles until you see the Placita trail sign on the left side of the road near the bridge. Drive 1/4 mile up the road to the trailhead.

8 months ago

All Trails needs to change the elevation gain on this hike as we ascended almost 1500 feet in a little over one and a half miles starting from the road ( about half of the trail one way). As of January 8, 2017, the trail has about a foot of snow on it with about half of it being packed down. Snowshoes would be helpful but are not really needed.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Nice trail with lots of shade. Views about 1.75m up. Steep sections. Spring about .6m up.
Not super exciting, but nice.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Great Cardio work out. Not much for a view because the trees are to thick. Bear country!