Ruedi Trail

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Connects: Frying Pan Road (CR 104), Ruedi Reservoir, Mount Thomas Trail, Red Table Trail, Red Table Road (FSR #514)

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Ruedi Trail

The Ruedi Trail above Ruedi Reservoir

Basalt, CO – Medium – 8 Miles – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Dirt

Ruedi Trail #1912, also called Ruedi Overlook Trail, is an intermediate/moderate trail you can hike, run, mountain bike, and horseback ride that is dog friendly. This is a 8 mile dirt trail in Basalt, CO.

To get to the trailhead from Downtown Basalt, follow Frying Pan Road 14.3 miles up the Fryingpan Valley. The Ruedi Reservoir boat ramp access will be on the right. Just past that entrance 100 yards up Frying Pan Road is the Ruedi Trail on the left.

Ruedi Trailhead to Ruedi Overlook – 1 Miles
Ruedi Trailhead to Frying Pan Overlook – 2 Miles
Ruedi Trailhead to Red Table Road (FSR #514) – 8 Miles

More information about Ruedi Trail can be found at:
White River National Forest – Ruedi Overlook Trail #1912

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5 years ago

Went today with my mountain bike and the sign said no mountain biking. Plus this trail is almost 100% uphill until the top so it would have been miserable to climb on a bike. We hiked instead and it was beautiful but this is definitely not a mtb trail. Great hike and no one else on the trail!

9 years ago

The real overlook is just past the “Fryingpan Overlook” labeled 2 miles on the sign. Go past the stone bench tree (a little over the 2 mile mark) and continue for less than half a mile until you come to power lines. Follow them left toward the shack and continue until you reach the ledge. It’s stunning!

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