It is 4 miles to Tellurium Lake and then 2.8 more to the junction with Last Chance Creek trail. This trail is an easy trail to hike with lots of meadows with flowers. You can also access Woods Lake Trail, Last Chance Trail, Josephine Lake and Henderson Park.
Copyright: Tom Kuekes-USDA Forest Service
Tellurium trail passes through flower-filled meadows with a moderate level of difficulty
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road about 27 miles. Turn left onto Road #501 towards Elk Wallow Campground, and in about 3 miles take road #506 to the left, following it for about 5 miles. As the road makes a sharp right on the second ridge, you will see an old logging road on the right side with a cable across it and some rocks blocking vehicle traffic. That is the beginning of the trail. Parking is available about 1/8 of a mile down the road. Just walk up the hill to the trail.
June through September
(NOTE: Due to snow at high elevations this trail may be inaccessible during the Winter, Spring, and Fall months.)