Description: This trail is an access to the national forest that is seldom used. It is a very wet area going through spruce/fir trees and follows the Fryingpan River. Due to vegetation there are no views of the surrounding areas.
Directions: Travel from Carbondale on Hwy 82 to Basalt. Travel 32 miles up the Fryingpan River road #105. Turn right at the Horseshoe Bend Guest Ranch road near Nast Lake. Parking is provided at the Granite Lakes trailhead just over the bridge. Walking east you will come to the guest ranch, turn right going past the lodge and out buildings, the trail is straight ahead.