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Basalt Mountain Trail

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Length

3.5 Miles 5.6 Kilometers

97%

Runnable

Elevation

385' 117 m

Ascent

-215' -66 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

9,894' 3,016 m

High

9,537' 2,907 m

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A once logging road now mostly rocky singletrack that gives you a feeling of being out there.

Craig Fowler

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Basalt Mountain Trail is part of a larger loop which includes the Cattle Creek Trail. Some call it the Big Loop (at Basalt Mountain). Getting up to this high elevation climbing traverse requires a long climb up Basalt Mt. Road (Forest Route 524). Once you reach the trailhead, you're rewarded with a beautiful run through alternating dense forest & grassy meadows that gives you the feeling that you're really up & out there.

The trail can be overgrown in the meadows, but it's easy to stay on track. You'll find more rock on this trail than most other areas in the RFV. The basalt lava rock encountered is more often solid than loose.

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