Directions to Rock Bottom Ranch


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Biking or walking directions from the Rio Grande Trail:

  • RBR is located on the Rio Grande Trail about halfway between Basalt and Carbondale
  • Downtown Carbondale to RBR: 5.3 miles (riding upvalley)
  • Catherine Bridge trailhead to RBR: 2.5 miles (riding upvalley)
  • Hooks Lane trailhead to RBR: 2 miles (riding downvalley)
  • Basalt High School to RBR: 5 miles (riding downvalley)
  • Aspen to RBR: 23.2 miles (riding downvalley)
  • Glenwood Springs to RBR: 16.5 miles (riding upvalley)
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Driving directions from Aspen:

  • Just past Basalt, turn left at the Willits Lane stoplight off of Highway 82 
  • Turn left onto Hooks Lane (cross the Roaring Fork River)
  • After the bridge, take an immediate right onto Hooks Spur Road
  • Hooks Spur Road (approximately 2 miles) dead ends at Rock Bottom Ranch
  • Park in the lot, only handicapped vehicles may drive to the end of the road

Driving directions from Carbondale:

  • Just past El Jebel, turn right off of 82 onto Willits Lane
  • Turn right onto Hooks Lane to cross the Roaring Fork River
  • After bridge, take an immediate right onto Hooks Spur Road
  • Hooks Spur Road (approximately 2 miles) dead ends at Rock Bottom Ranch
  • Park in the lot, only handicapped vehicles may drive to the end of the road