Granite Lake #1922


The trail begins just before the Fryingpan River Ranch. Please be considerate of private property. The first three miles of the trail follows the Fryingpan River and has a gentle incline. From the junction of Granite Creek to the lakes, the terrain becomes very steep. The lakes are nestled in a secluded cirque of the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness and provide the opportunity for solitude and beautiful scenery.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Granite Lake Trail is within the Hunter Frying Pan Wilderness, pleaseeducate yourself about Wilderness Ethics and rules.* DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.
Closest Towns: Basalt

General Information

Directions: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy 82 to Basalt. Turn left at the stoplight and travel 31 miles up the Fryingpan River road. Turn right on the Fryingpan Ranch road (Nast Site). Parking is provided at the trailhead bulletin board just as you cross the bridge. Walk down the road to the Fryingpan Ranch. The trail starts on your left and just right of the river.

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6.0 miles

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8760 - 11600


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