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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Sopris Ranger District

Quick Facts

Arkansas Mt. Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Length: 5.2 Miles (8.67 Kilometers) 8.3 km
Ending Elevation: 11,200 Feet (3491.3 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 2,200 Feet (685.8 Meters)
Pets: Yes - Leashed
Usage: Moderate, Heavy in Fall
USGS Maps: Snowmass Mountain
Trail Number: 1965

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General Description

The red columbine is smaller and less abundant on Colorado mountain sides
Copyright: Tom Kuekes - US Forest Service
The red columbine is smaller and less abundant on Colorado mountain sides
This trail starts one mile up the Silver Creek trail and ends when it joins Carbonate Creek trail. Arkansas Mt. Trail connects 3 trails together. 1.5 miles down you will connect with North Lost Trail, bear right, and shortly after a stream crossing a trail coming from Avalanche Pass joins in. Keeping left you will eventually come to Carbonate Creek. It is a seldom used trail and hard to follow. Respect Private Property! The trail is mostly an open hillside with patches of spruce/fir. There are lots of flowers in the early summer.

Directions from Carbondale: Travel south on Hwy. 133 for 25 miles past Carbondale to the Marble turnoff. Turn east on to County Road 3 to Marble. Travel through Marble and past Beaver Lake for approximately one mile to a junction in the road. Take road #315 to the left for about 3 1/2 miles. As the road starts to descend you will see a steep road to the left beside a small stream, take the left turn to the trailhead. The road from Marble is four-wheel drive. CAUTION: Road is hazardous when wet. Walk about 1 mile up Silver Creek Pass Trail to Arkansas Mt. Trail on the left.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October (NOTE: This trail receives heavy usage during the Fall months due to hunting.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Arkansas Mt. Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Arkansas Mt. Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Arkansas Mt. Trail
ICON Big Game Hunting Arkansas Mt. Trail

More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com

Links to other sites:
Forest Conservancy - Current Information from Local Volunteers: Closings and Conditions


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