There are lots of hiking trails in Carbondale. “Most Popular” doesn’t always mean best, but it does mean these are the trails people are hiking a lot. Here are 5 of the most popular hiking trails in Carbondale:
1. Mushroom Rock Trail
The Mushroom Rock Trail is the main attraction on the popular recreation area, Red Hill. Stunning views of Mount Sopris dominate the skyline and town of Carbondale below as the trail hugs the edge of this rocky spot high above Highway 82.
2. Thompson Creek Trail
Thompson Creek Trail is takes you down into a quiet area following along beautiful Thompson Creek.
3. Avalanche Creek Trail
Avalanche Creek Trail is a beautiful hike through forest with gorgeous views of the surrounding area.
4. Mount Sopris Trail
The Mount Sopris Trail takes you to the twin summit peaks of Mount Sopris. The trail is shared with the Thomas Lakes Trail, with a couple beautiful lakes half way to the summit.
5. Lorax Trail
The Lorax Trail is a winding hike with views of Mount Sopris peaking through from the hill top ridge.