Basalt Mountain #1911

  

East Creek Trail, West Fork Trail and Capitol Lake. This area is popular with horseback riders, hikers, and backpackers.

At a Glance

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Closest Towns: El Jebel

General Information

Directions: From Carbondale take Hwy 82 east to El Jebel and turn left at the Shell gas station and head up through El Jebel and Missouri Heights for approximately 6 miles past Spring Park Reservoir. Here the road forks. Take the right fork onto forest road #509 for approximately 2 miles to the intersection of Cattle Creek and Basalt Mountain Roads. Turn right on road #524 and go 6 miles to the top of Basalt Mountain. The Trail starts by a locked gate and the bulletin board is 300 feet past the cattle guard on the top.

Recreation Map

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Activities


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

  Latitude : 
39.462144

  Longitude : 
-107.057

  Elevation : 
7800 - 10000

 

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