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