Rocky Fork Trail

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Connects: Ruedi Reservoir, Forest Service Road #528

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Rocky Fork Trail

The Rocky Fork Trail near Reudi Reservoir

Basalt, CO – Medium – 10.75 Miles – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Dirt

Rocky Fork Trail #1931 is an intermediate/moderate trail you can hike, run, mountain bike and horseback ride that is dog friendly. This is a 10.75 mile dirt trail in Basalt, CO.

To get to the trailhead from Downtown Basalt, travel 13 miles up Frying Pan Road to the Rocky Fork Day Use Area. Turn right at the sign (the sign is also on the right, below Ruedi Dam before the hill up to Ruedi Reservoir). Take the first right and cross a small bridge, then turn left. Drive 1 mile on the dirt road, the Frying Pan River will be on your left. You will pass Ruedi Dam and the road will dead end at the trailhead. There is a restroom at the parking area.

More information about the Rocky Fork Trail can be found at:
White River National Forest – Rocky Fork Trail #1931 (Hiking and Biking)

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Barry Rabe
Barry Rabe
3 years ago

First off, there is no “Campground” at the trailhead. There are a few dispersed sites with no amenities or toilets. This trail has been abandoned for years and no longer connects to Kobey Park without bushwhacking for a mile thru heavy downed timber which is very dangerous. I can’t believe the USFS and map makers still advertise this as a trail. I’ve been on EVERY trail in the Frying Pan valley and have never encountered such ridiculousness as Rocky Fork “Trail”. Do this trail as an out and back ONLY as attempting to thru hike will lead to a real… Read more »

Anonymous Joe
Anonymous Joe
4 years ago

Trail is super overgrown with bushes, trees, etc., missed a turn at one point. Highly recommend wearing pants and bringing a machete. We only went an hour in and turned back; got tired of bush whacking. Otherwise very pretty back there.

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