Best trails in Basalt

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Looking for a great trail near Basalt, Colorado? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sylvan Lake State Park or Paonia State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Gothic Natural Area or Two Rivers Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Basalt ranging from 3.4 to 20.6 miles and from 6,847 to 10,269 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Basalt
Top trails (8)
#1 - Thomas Lakes Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
NOTE: The road leading to the trailhead - Dinkle Lake Road - closes to vehicle traffic in the winter.Show more
#2 - Arbaney Kittle Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 20.6 mi • Est. 11 h 32 m
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 aShow more
#3 - Arbaney Kittel Day Hike
White River National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Arbaney Kittel Day Hike is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#4 - Fryingpan Overlook
Basalt, Colorado
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Fryingpan Overlook is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#5 - Hay Park Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 9 h 7 m
Hay Park Trail is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature triShow more
#6 - Seven Castles Creek Trail
Basalt, Colorado
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Please Note: this is a dangerous, rocky, unofficial trail. It is a hike/climb to a waterfall along the Seven Castles Creek. It passes through private property, so please be respectful. Users have repShow more
#7 - Mount Thomas Summit Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
Mount Thomas Summit Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Basalt, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numberShow more
#8 - Rocky Fork Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 14 mi • Est. 7 h 17 m
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 Show more