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Mushroom Rock

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 806' 246 m
Descent: -56' -17 m
High: 6,968' 2,124 m
Low: 6,163' 1,879 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Jason Smith

A quick burn up a steep ridge to a stellar viewpoint of Carbondale/Mt Sopris.

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Runner Notes

You'll encounter roots, rocks and a slight bit of scrambling. Watch for bikers, particularly on the lower section of the trail. The trail becomes a bit disorganized toward the top - do your best to stay on it as the area is heavily used & prone to erosion. Be on the lookout for sensitive cryptobiotic soil near the trail.

Description

Begin at the park-and-ride lot on the north side of CO 82/133 T intersection. Proceed up the dirt road about 1/4 of a mile and the Red Hill trailhead will come up on your left. Take an immediate left on the signed Mushroom Rock trail. Follow his straight to the top.

From the top, you can do all sorts of linkups on this excellent Carbondale trail system.

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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in Red Hill

#19348

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in Colorado

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Photos

The Maroon Belles Running Club starting their work day right. Photo - Shana Light.
May 4, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
View about 75 percent up the trail.
Aug 16, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
View from the top.
Aug 16, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
A look down at the Mushroom Rock trail around the steepest sections.
Apr 3, 2015 near Carbondale, CO
Mushroom Rock. A Carbondale landmark & a killer viewpoint.
Apr 3, 2015 near Carbondale, CO

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