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Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area





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General Description

The lower Frying Pan River, several miles upstream from its' confluence with the Roaring Fork
Copyright: Zander Higbie-Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
The lower Frying Pan River, several miles upstream from its' confluence with the Roaring Fork
The Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area consists of the region west of Ruedi Reservoir. It provides access to numerous recreation opportunities both on land and water. Several campgrounds are accessible in this general forest area. Recreation opportunities include biking, boating, camping, cross-country skiing, hiking, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Directions from Basalt: From Basalt (Hwy. 82) turn north on to Fryingpan River road travel approximately 25 miles to reach Ruedi Reservoir.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Winter Season: November through April (NOTE: Snow conditions may vary. Contact the ranger district office for current information.) . Normal Summer Season: May through September (NOTE: Snow may obstruct trails and roads at higher elevations in the Spring and Fall months.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Little Mattie, Little Maude, Mollie B
ICON Cross-country Skiing Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Norrie Road, Aspen-Norrie Trail, Hagerman Pass Road, Fryingpan Lakes Trail, Fryingpan Lakes Road
ICON Fishing Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Reudi Reservoir, Fryingpan River
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Reudi Reservoir
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Reudi Trail, Cattle Creek, Basalt Mtn.
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area -Basalt Mtn., Mt. Thomas
Yes
ICON Canoeing Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Reudi Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Rocky Fork Day Use Area
ICON Snowmobiling Lower Fryingpan General Forest Area - Norrie Road, Aspen-Norrie Trail, Hagerman Pass Road, Fryingpan Lakes Road
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 569 Main St. , Carbondale, CO, 81623, Phone: 970-963-1890

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