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Quick Facts

Rocky Fork Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,600 Feet (810.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters)
Length: 9.0 Miles (15.0 Kilometers) 14.4 km
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 126 Holy Cross, Ruedi Reservoir
Trail Number: 1,931
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Reudi




Satellite and Topo Map




General Description

Rocky Fork Trail
Copyright: Zander Higbie-Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Rocky Fork Trail
This trail is fairly steep for the first half mile, then levels off to a gradual climb until it connects with Road #528. Fishing is fair in the stream for Brook Trout.

Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road about 13 miles. Take a right at the anglers access road below the Ruedi Dam, cross the river and follow the road to the left until it dead ends at the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: June through September (NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail at high elevations during the Spring and Fall months.) . Normal Winter Season: November through April (NOTE: Conditions may vary depending on snowpack.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Rocky Fork Trail
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing Rocky Fork Trail
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing In Rocky Fork Creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Rocky Fork Trail
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing Rocky Fork Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Rocky Fork Day Use Area & Trailhead - Rocky Fork Day Use Area is located near Ruedi Reservoir and provides users with access to water and land recreation opportunities.



More Information

Links to other sites:
Forest Conservancy - Current Information from Local Volunteers: Closings and Conditions

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