- 3 - 17 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 1 - 4+ hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6160 feet
- Year Round
The Mushroom Rock area is part of the Red Hill Recreation Area and located on BLM lands, featuring some of the best mountain biking trails in the Carbondale area. Views from the Mushroom Rock area are excellent with expansive vistas of Mt. Sopris and the town of Carbondale.
Trails in the Mushroom Rock area are targeted to riders of differing ability levels; some trails are very technical with rock gardens, steep climbing and other obstacles and others are more rolling and suited for advanced beginners and above. Trails climb a plateau and then roll atop it through a combination of high plains, open forest and desert like riding.
Suggested trails in the complex include Three Gulch, Blue Ribbon, Roller Coaster and Fairie Trail. Due to the complexity of the trail systems, a map of the area is suggested for full enjoyment. Trails are well signed.
Multiple trail options can add or subtract length from ride
Time To Allow:
Depends on technical riding ability. Shorter trails available
The Mushroom Rock area is multi-use so riders may encounter hikers, trail runners and other users and should follow right of way protocol when meeting other groups. It is suggested that riders frequent this area in the early morning during the summer months due to heat. In addition, riders should be prepared with a stocked repair kit and a first aid kit.
Map + Directions
From Carbondale, take Highway 133 north to Highway 82. At this intersection there is a parking area at the start of County Road 107. There is a topographic map in the parking area, which helps. Get a trail map to choose your path from here.