Directions: From Carbondale, From Carbondale take Hwy. 82 east to El Jebel and turn left at the Texaco 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.
Elevation: 7,800 feet
Ending Elevation: 10,000 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
Distance: 3.5 miles
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