Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
Wilderness, closed to mountain bikes. Popular hunting area so be sure to wear bright colors in the Fall.
Primarily equestrian use. Trail surface is muddy and uneven in places. Some portions are overgrown and the trail can be hard to track.
This trail starts at the Horse Ranch Park trailhead on the north side of Kebler Pass. From here start along the Dark Canyon Trail #830. After about 8 miles, there will be a junction to the Ruby Anthracite Trail. Stay right on the Dark Canyon Trail and head down the Devils Staircase, which is a long series of switchbacks down to Middle Anthracite Creek. At about 10 miles total there will be another split to the right which would take you to Marble via the West Anthracite Trail stay LEFT here and continue through the spectacular Dark Canyon.
This trail is well signed, but a GPS or the Trail Run Project mobile app
would be good to have in case you end up off trail in some overgrown segments.
This trail is best taken as a point to point with a car at the Erickson Springs trailhead. While Kebler Pass does get a fair amount of traffic, hitchhiking can be difficult.
Shared By: Scott Krankkala