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Carbondale, Colorado Mountain Bike Destination Guide & GPX Files - Garfield County: Includes Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Parachute

Mountain Bike Routes & Trails

MTB Routes and Trails

Opportunities for biking adventures abound around Carbondale. There are plenty of easy, paved trails for leisure bicycling and walking within this central region of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, which covers Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Many of these trails follow creeks and rivers, making for small elevation changes and gorgeous scenery! Plus there are many opportunities to stop along the way. There are also opportunities for those who want a challenging, technical ride on singletrack. Whether a casual rider or expert, Carbondale has it all.

Porcupine Loop

This fast and twisting single track winds along Prince Creek and the road.

Directions: Head south on Highway 133 toward Redstone from Carbondale, but turn quickly on Prince Creek Road about one mile past the fire station. Take Prince Creek Road until it becomes dirt and you will see a parking area. Follow the road on your bike until you see cattle guards, then look for the trail on your right.

Red Hill/Mushroom Rock

Right at the intersection of Highways 82 and 133 is a local favorite for a quick lunch-break hike with the dog, or a challenging mountain-bike trail system. 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.

Sunlight Mountain

Sunlight ski area offers great hiking in the summer to the summit. Also during the summer months the expansive cross-country ski trail system transforms into a prime destination for mountain bikers. More than 16 miles of marked trails wander through a woodland landscape that features aspen groves, wildflower meadows, ponds, stream crossings and sometimes grazing cattle. Don’t be alarmed, just give them a holler and they’ll kindly share the trail.

Trails of Note in this Area

Apen Junction, Brackett, Braderich/S Thompson, Buzzard Basin, Crown, Dexter Creek, Glenwood Canyon Bike Path, Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, Glenwood Canyon Trail, Hanging Lake Trail, Hay Park, Little Beaver Creek, Middle Thompson Creek, Mt Sopris, N112.1, Nancy's, Rio Grande Trail

The Crown Trails

Single - and double - track through scrub oak and sage.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association

The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association is dedicated to creating and sustaining the best possible mountain bike trail system in the Roaring Fork Valley. Our territory ranges from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, and from McClure Pass to Hagerman Pass. RFMBA

Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Parachute

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