There are lots of running trails in Carbondale. “Most Popular” doesn’t always mean best, but it does mean these are the trails people are running a lot. Here are 5 of the most popular hiking trails in Carbondale:
1. Crystal Valley Trail
The Crystal Valley Trail is a nice wide paved path near the Crystal River. The follows alongside Highway 133 and currently ends at a KOA campground.
2. Dry Park Road (125)
Dry Park Road is a quiet dirt surrounded by ranch land with great views of Mount Sopris.
3. Avalanche Creek Trail
Avalanche Creek Trail is a beautiful trail run in the forest. The road to the trail, Avalanche Creek Road, is a great dirt road for a wider path to run.
4. Rio Grande Trail
The Rio Grande Trail is a nice wide paved path stretching from Aspen to Glenwood.
5. Three Gulch Trail
Three Gulch Trail is one of many great trail runs on Red Hill. Be sure to bring copy of a map as the area’s trails wind and can look similar.