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The Town of Carbondale is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The town is located in the Roaring Fork Valley, downstream from Aspen and upstream from the mouth of the Roaring Fork River at Glenwood Springs. The town proper sits on the south bank of the river, at the confluence of the Crystal River. Carbondale's horizon is dominated by the 12,953 ft (3,952 m) tall Mount Sopris several miles to the south of town.

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Map of Fisher Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley in the Colorado River Field Office area. Published by Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Fisher Creek - Trail Map

Map of Fisher Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley in the Colorado River Field Office area. Published by Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Thompson Creek Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) southwest of Carbondale in the Colorado River Valley Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Thompson Creek - Trail System

Map of Thompson Creek Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) southwest of Carbondale in the Colorado River Valley Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) north of Carbondale in the Colorado River Valley Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Red Hill - Trail System

Map of Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) north of Carbondale in the Colorado River Valley Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of The Crown Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) near Carbondale in the Colorado River Valley Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).The Crown - Trail System

Map of The Crown Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) near Carbondale in the Colorado River Valley Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Aspen Winter 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen - Sopris Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Aspen Summer 2021

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen - Sopris Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Map of the Summer Designated Bike Route System in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,White River - Summer Bike Routes

Map of the Summer Designated Bike Route System in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Rifle Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Rifle Winter 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Rifle Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Rifle Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Rifle - Summer 2021

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Rifle Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Eagle - Holy Cross Winter 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

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Colorado Recreation - Backyard to Backcountry. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).BLM Colorado - Colorado Recreation

Colorado Recreation - Backyard to Backcountry. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Camping on Public Lands in Colorado. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).BLM Colorado - Camping on Public Lands

Camping on Public Lands in Colorado. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Carbondale http://www.carbondalegov.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbondale,_Colorado The Town of Carbondale is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The town is located in the Roaring Fork Valley, downstream from Aspen and upstream from the mouth of the Roaring Fork River at Glenwood Springs. The town proper sits on the south bank of the river, at the confluence of the Crystal River. Carbondale's horizon is dominated by the 12,953 ft (3,952 m) tall Mount Sopris several miles to the south of town.
THE RIO GRANDE TRAIL Glenwood Springs AP 14th Street 27th Street BRT BRT Park and Ride BS BB Walmart 115 Red Ca nyo d nR AP County Road 154 114 CMC Park & Ride y Rd 2 Spr BB 1. COLORADO RIVER TO CMC PARK & RIDE Distance: 6.9 miles. Highlights: This segment begins at Two Rivers Park where the trail crosses over the Colorado River. The trail meanders along the Roaring Fork River utilizing the concrete-paved City of Glenwood Springs River Trail System to 23rd street where the asphalt Rio Grande Trail diverges up-valley along SH 82. Trail parking is available adjacent to the Glenwood Springs Cemetery in a signed lot. The trail continues on to the Colorado Mountain College Park & Ride at CR 154 traveling below the grade of the state highway and passing through protected agricultural and open space lands on its route up valley. V 113 Colorado Mountain College Creek Cattle Creek Cattle Rd 112 Missouri Heights 10.0 109 Aspen Glen Town of Carbondale Campground Satank Bridge 3 108 BB BRT AP P 100 103 Carbondale100 15.0 111 82 4 Princ e Cr eek Rd k ree ce C Crystal Valley Trail El Jebel BRT BRT Park & Ride BB Rock Bottom Ranch Garfield County Pitkin County El Jebel Rd Seasonal Detour Route Catherine Bridge P Carbondale BRT Park & Ride 102 Catherine Store in Pr BB 20.0 Hooks Lane West Emma AP d ek R Cre ris p So Fryingpan River Eagle County Pitkin County Basalt-Old Snowmass Trail Ruedi Reservoir 6 Basalt High School P 25.0 Lazy Glen BB East Sop ris C reek Old Snowmass Rd P BB To help protect wildlife habitat, no dogs are permitted at any time between Catherine Bridge Trailhead & Rock Bottom Ranch. 5. HOOKS LANE TRAILHEAD TO BASALT HIGH SCHOOL TRAILHEAD Distance: 2.9 miles. From the Hooks Lane trailhead continue up valley through ranch lands passing the former rail stop of Emma (historic schoolhouse to south of trail and mercantile across SH82). A pedestrian underpass in the Emma vicinity allows for safe passage under SH82 to the Emma Trail which continues to Basalt. The trail segment ends at the Basalt High School where parking is available. A cross road at the school leads north one mile to the restaurants and services of Basalt, and access to the road up the Frying Pan River toward Reudi Reservoir. 6. BASALT HIGH SCHOOL TRAILHEAD TO ARCIERO/OLD SNOWMASS TRAILHEAD Distance: 3.6 miles. Heading up valley from Basalt High School will take you through the Roaring Fork Club and over the Roaring Fork River on one of the oldest bridges on the Rio Grande Trail, and then over SH82 on one of the newest. A half mile beyond is the junction with the Basalt-Old Snowmass Trail which provides down valley travelers with direct access to the Town of Basalt – use particular care at this trail junction. The Rio Grande Trail winds its way on to the trailhead parking lot on the north side of the Roaring Fork River, accessible from North River Road, in the vicinity of Old Snowmass. 7 Arciero Trailhead Lowe r Ri ver Rd Capitol Creek Rd Sno w P m a 30.0 Gerbaz Way AP Ro arin g Aspen Village BB Up per Riv er Pitkin Iron P Rd For k R iv er Aspen-Mass Trail 8 Woody Creek 82 Brush Creek BRT Intercept Lot Town Park Rd Station/Rodeo Lot eek sh Cr u r k Brush Creek Trail B ush Cree Br ide Rd Div BB Snowmass Mall Snowmass Village L 35.0 BRT BB P BRT - Bus Rapid Transit Station BS - Bustang Stop Jaffee Park Spur P Woody Creek Rd Wo od y d. ts R Fla in La Mc Redstone BB BRT Creek 133 Emma Trail 5 133 BRB Campground Basalt BRT Park & Ride Willits BRT BRT Stop P Seasonal Detour from Dec. 1 to May 1 Basalt ss 2. CMC PARK & RIDE TO CARBONDALE BRT PARK & RIDE Distance: 5.3 miles. Highlights: Continuing up valley from the CMC Park & Ride, the trail crosses over Cattle Creek and passes several excellent wildlife viewing areas along the Roaring Fork. The trail remains in close alignment with the river as it passes the historic Satank Bridge, crossing to the south bank of the Roaring Fork on a former rail bridge, and ending at the Carbondale Park & Ride where trail parking is available. 3. CARBONDALE BRT PARK & RIDE TO CATHERINE BRIDGE TRAILHEAD Distance: 4.0 miles. Highlights: Leaving the Park & Ride, the trail crosses SH 133 at the Village Road traffic light and resumes its up valley course paralleling Carbondale’s downtown where restaurants and services are available by turning south on 8th, 7th, 4th, and 2nd streets. The trail crosses Main Street and continues above CR 100 offering excellent views of Cottonwood Pass and Basalt Mountain to the north and east. The segment ends at the Catherine Bridge trail parking lot. 4. CATHERINE BRIDGE TRAILHEAD TO HOOKS LANE TRAILHEAD Distance: 4.5 miles. Highlights: The first 2.5 miles of this segment from Catherine Bridge to Rock Bottom Ranch closely follows the south bank of the Roaring Fork River. Dogs are prohibited on this portion of the trail year around. This section is closed to all public entry from December
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Colorado Recreation Backyard to Backcountry Map Guide & Guide BLM Colorado Recreation Backyard to Backcountry M ore than a quarter of public lands in Colorado are managed specifically for recreation and tourism. Recreation on BLM lands is all about the visitor’s freedom to choose where to go and what to do. Unlike many other recreation destinations, the BLM’s public lands are still quite rustic. There are no entrance stations and comparatively few developed recreation areas. Diversity is the name of the game in Colorado, from our lands, to our recreation opportunities, to our adjoining communities. Dozens of nearby communities provide permitted guiding and outfitting services, gear and equipment sales, and lodging. BLM Colorado is always seeking recreation partnerships to enhance visitors’ experiences and provide quality recreation opportunities. Public lands are not set aside solely for recreation; they offer energy potential and—in an increasingly urban world—vast open spaces. In many places, the flavor of the Old West is still plainly visible—in historic mining structures as well as contemporary ranching activities. syMBOLs Legend A J K V C A N T E G S Camping Hiking Horse Trail Historic Site Rock Climbing Mt. Biking 4WD Wildlife Viewing Fishing Back Country Byway Kayaking Cover Photo: Kevin Krill - Crested Butte Photography, Penitente Canyon Top: Photo ©Jerry Sintz, Animas Forks Bottom: BLM Photo by Matt McGrath, McInnis Canyons NCA 1 | O T D Q E P Q I H B W Dirt Bike Trail Rafting Hunting ATV Trail Scenic Geology Fossil Site Scenic Area Winter Rec Area Snowshoeing Canoeing Off-Highway Vehicle Know Before you go BLM Colorado Offices 9 1 Craig 8 3 Kremmling Meeker 10 2 DENVER Silt 6 4 5 7 6 Grand Junction 7 8 Gunnison Montrose 3 5 Cañon City 1 2 4 9 10 Monte Vista Durango ROyAL gORge FIeLd OFFICe sAn LUIs VALLey FIeLd OFFICe gUnnIsOn FIeLd OFFICe TRes RIOs FIeLd OFFICe UnCOMPAHgRe FIeLd OFFICe gRAnd JUnCTIOn FIeLd OFFICe COLORAdO RIVeR VALLey FIeLd OFFICe KReMMLIng FIeLd OFFICe LITTLe snAKe FIeLd OFFICe WHITe RIVeR FIeLd OFFICe For additional information, contact the local BLM field office for the area you are planning to visit, or go to www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/ recreation-activities/colorado. B LM Colorado wants you to have the best experience possible on your public lands. When planning your trip, take all necessary safety precautions and be aware of regulations. Take into consideration the weather conditions, necessary equipment and wildlife inhabiting the area. CAMPIng BLM-managed public lands provide a variety of options for overnight trips: • developed campgrounds may include a variety of facilities, such as restrooms, potable water, fire rings, picnic areas, garbage cans, tent pads, etc. • dispersed (undeveloped) campsites are normally recognized by a hardened surface with no vegetation, where others have already camped. Use pre-existing fire rings or firepans, and be sure you know the local fire restrictions. TARgeT sHOOTIng Target shooting is permitted in most locations on BLM lands in Colorado. However, some areas are closed to target shooting for safety and resource protection. To ensure the well-being and enjoyment of all visitors on public lands, please follow laws, regulations and guidelines. OFF-HIgHWAy VeHICLes To ensure that all visitors have a chance to enjoy their public lands, visitors must abide by vehicle travel designations. In most BLM areas, OHVs are limited to operating on roads and trails that are identified on travel maps and/or posted as available for motorized use. Please check in with your local field office for more information on the best locations for motorized recreation. CULTURAL sITes Archaeologists study cultural sites to help understand the past. These important sites act as an outdoor classroom for all ages and provide insight into the lives of previous cultures. Collecting artifacts–including arrowheads–from federal public lands or Indian Tribal lands is illegal under federal laws and regulations. Violators may face prosecution and prison sentences of up to one year or more and possible fines. Never touch painted or plastered walls, petroglyphs or pictographs. The oil and dirt from hands can eventually destroy these remnants of past lives. Leave all artifacts exactly where you find them for others to enjoy. | 2 BLM Colorado offers a diversity of recreation activities and destinations. Here are a just few of the highlights: FIsHIng With four gold medal trout waters and three blue ribbon waters, some of Colorado’s best fishing is found on BLM public lands. Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and the Upper Colorado River are just a few areas that offer excellent fishing opportunities. ByWAys Several scenic and historic byways such as the Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway, Dinosaur Diamond Scenic and Histor
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Leave What You Find • Prehistoric and historic sites help us understand our past (collection of artifacts is against the law). Camping TM Plan Ahead and Prepare • Know the special concerns that go along with traveling in the back country. Minimize risk by planning a trip that matches your skills and expectations, and prepare for hazards and emergencies. • Please leave rocks, plants, fossils and other natural objects as you find them. N W E S TM • Visit in small groups when possible. • Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams. TM • Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes. TM • Use a lightweight stove for cooking, and enjoy a candle lantern for light. Respect Wildlife • Never feed wild animals. • Good campsites are found, not made. Dispose of Waste Properly • Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter (including toilet paper and hygiene products). Minimize Campfire Impacts • Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires. • Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces • Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses, or snow. on Public Lands • Enjoy rock art by viewing it, not touching it. • Control pets at all times. • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them. TM • Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6-8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. TM • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter. Be Considerate of Other Visitors • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. TM BLM/CO/GI-18/0015 BLM Colorado State Office 2850 Youngfield Street Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 239-3600 www.blm.gov/co BLM Photo For more information, please contact: CAMPING ON BLM PUBLIC LANDS IN COLORADO DEVELOPED AND UNDEVELOPED CAMPSITES There are more than 8 million acres of public land in Colorado, most of which is available for camping. This brochure is published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to help you enjoy camping on public lands, while preserving the quality of those lands for future generations. Building your camping adventure around your vehicle is one popular way to enjoy your public lands. Developed campgrounds have a variety of facilities available: a toilet, picnic tables, a fire ring, potable water, tent pads, and garbage cans. These sites may require a daily fee, which helps fund the care and maintenance of the site. You can also find developed campgrounds in nearby communities or on lands managed by other agencies. Developed site camping carries responsibilities for being a good neighbor to your fellow campers, and leaving a clean campsite for the next visitors. Although the BLM builds and manages campgrounds on the public lands in some areas, not all recreation attractions have developed recreation sites nearby. Undeveloped sites are normally recognized by a hardened © Jerry Sintz There are several options for staying overnight on public lands managed by the BLM in Colorado. You can camp within a vehicle, trailer, tent, or under the stars. You can enjoy a developed campground or any number of dispersed (undeveloped) sites, backpack or camp on a remote trail. Depending on where you go, available facilities and services vary widely. Please think about the following considerations as you decide what best fits your particular recreation outing. surface with no vegetation where others have already camped. Please use pre-existing campfire rings, and make sure you know fire restrictions that may be in place in your area. Camping at an undeveloped site brings the additional responsibility of packing out what you pack in, and properly disposing of human waste. Please observe the Leave No Trace Skills and Ethics guidelines outlined on the back of this brochure. BLM Photo by Bob Wick BLM Photo CAMPING Whether you take a short hike, an extended backpack trip, or mountain bike into the backcountry, more remote camping requires a greater level of preparation, additional gear and equipment, and more knowledge about how to care for yourself and the environment. Backcountry camping also carries an obligation to leave areas looking as you found them or even better for the next visitor to enjoy.

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