Carbondale, CO – Medium – 6 Miles – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Dirt
South Branch Trail #1951 is an intermediate/moderate trail you can hike, run, mountain bike, and horseback ride that is dog friendly. This is a 6 mile dirt trail in the Thompson Divide near Carbondale, CO.
To get to the Middle Thompson Creek side trailhead from Carbondale, travel 6.5 miles up Thompson Creek Road (CR 108) from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School and bridge crossing the Crystal River. Turn left on the unmarked dirt road where there is a large dirt turnaround area, this is South Thompson Creek Road (FSR #305). Follow the road for 3.7 miles to a left/right split. Take the road on the right, Middle Thompson Creek Road (FSR #306). In 2.4 miles you’ll cross Middle Thompson Creek, continue uphill. In about 3 miles the trailhead will be up ahead.