Basalt Mountain #1911
East Creek Trail, West Fork Trail and Capitol Lake. This area is popular with horseback riders, hikers, and backpackers.
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.
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