Rocky Fork Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Rocky Fork Trail is a 14 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.0 miles
2,447 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

cross country skiing


trail running


Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road about 13 miles. Take a right at the anglers access road below the Ruedi Dam, cross the river and follow the road to the left until it dead ends at the trailhead.

18 days ago

The perfect trail for a solo hike. About 5 miles in, the trail seemed to disappear into overgrowth and with a dark clouds headed my way it seemed a good time to turn back.

Monday, July 06, 2015

This trail was moderate as described. My husband and I went on July 4th with our French bulldog and he did just fine. One thing I'd like to point out is that most of the trail was tall grass at least 3-4 ft high. I broke out in hives from walking through all of the brush and my dog got 2 tick bites. Luckily Lyme disease isn't prevalent in Colorado so he seems ok and the bite marks went away the next day. We only lasted about 5 miles because we got tired of going through all the brush.

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