This trail was made possible by Pitkin County Open Space Board. They purchased the land for the parking area all the way to the National Forest boundary. The trail is fairly steep the first half mile, then moderate to the ridge top. From the ridge to Middle Thompson Creek it is downhill with a steep section from the stream crossing to the road. Recommended route for bicycles is to ride from the Middle Thompson trailhead to the Perham Creek trailhead. The trail starts 200 feet north from where roads 305 and 306 fork. This trail follows large stands of Piñon and juniper with lots of oakbrush. Trail offers a unique view of Mt. Sopris.
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel south on Highway 133 for 10 miles. The trailhead is 100 ft from mile marker 58 (they get smaller towards Redstone) on the right side. The entrance is marked with two large metal gates.
May through October
(NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail in the Fall and Spring months.)