Arbaney Kittle Trail

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Connects: Arbaney Traverse, Basalt/Old Snowmass Trail, Arbaney Kittle West Trail, Arbaney Kittle Gulch Trail, Fryingpan Overlook (8,290 ft), Triangle Peak Trail, Red Rim Road (FSR #534), Red Canyon Trail, Kobey Trail

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Arbaney Kittle Trail

View of Basalt Mountain from the overlook on the Arbaney Kittle Trail

    Basalt, CO – Hard – 17.5 Miles – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Dirt

    The Arbaney Kittle Trail, also listed as White River National Forest #2186, is a difficult trail you can hike, run, mountain bike, and horseback ride that is dog friendly. This is a 17.5 mile dirt trail in Basalt, CO.

    To get to the trailhead, travel along Highway 82 and turn onto Bishop Lane. If you are traveling East (up valley) toward Aspen on Highway 82 you will take a left onto Bishop Lane. The turn will be before the large bridge above the highway. If you are traveling West (down valley) toward Basalt you will go under the large bridge and turn right onto Bishop Lane. Soon after you will come to a fork, turn left. You will go across a couple speed bumps and stay left. Just up the hill is the parking area and trailhead.

    Parking Area to Fryingpan Overlook (8,290 ft) – 1.75 Miles

    A dog policy sign provided by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails reads: (Click to expand)
    “Dog Policy for Arbaney-Kittle Trail

    1. Dog guardians must carry and use dog bags; proper disposal is required.
    2. Access for the Arbaney-Kittle Trail has been acquired and is maintained by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails.
    3. You must carry a leash and use when appropriate.
    4. Keep your dog in the vehicle until you are prepared to watch your dog.
    5. Voice and Sight Control is allowed on the Arbaney-Kittle Trail.

    Sight control means:
    You have a legal obligation to watch the dog at all times; “If the Dog Is Behind You, You Are Not Watching Your Dog”

    Voice control means:
    The dog must respond when called or commanded by the guardian.


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