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Best trails in Carbondale

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Looking for a great trail near Carbondale, Colorado? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 Rifle Falls State Park or Sylvan Lake 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 15 moderate trails in Carbondale ranging from 2 to 19.9 miles and from 6,118 to 12,247 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 Carbondale
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#1 - Crystal Mill
Carbondale, Colorado
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
Leave about 4 and 1/2 hours to complete this hike (including 30 minutes of leisure time at the Mill while having lunch or swimming). As many of our users have mentioned in their reviews, the amount oShow more
#2 - Mount Sopris Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
Mount Sopris Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Red Hill via Blue Ribbon and Three Gulch Trail
Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
The Red Hill Recreation Area is a series of short trails that lead to the Mushroom Rock overlook. A great hike and a great view of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Valleys.Show more
#4 - Mushroom Rock
Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Mushroom Rock is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, roShow more
#5 - Perham Creek Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Perham Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#6 - Avalanche Creek Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 19.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Avalanche Creek Trail is a 19.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity oShow more
#7 - Lead King Basin and Crystal Mill Loop
Carbondale, Colorado
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m
Lead King Basin and Crystal Mill Loop is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#8 - Capital Creek Circuit
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness
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Length: 48.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Capital Creek Circuit is a 48.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#9 - Devils Punch Bowl Waterfall
White River National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Devils Punch Bowl Waterfall is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#10 - Geneva Lake OHV Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Geneva Lake OHV Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, aShow more
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