South of Carbondale, the Spring Gulch Trail System has 19km of trails open to cross-country skiing. The trail system is maintained by the Mount Sopris Nordic Council.
To reach the Spring Gulch Trail System from the intersection of Main St. and Hwy 133 in Carbondale, head
west 7 miles on Main St. It is about 10 minutes out of town. Mid winter it is pretty much the end of the plowed road.
Overall, Spring Gulch Trail System is the 6th most popular cross country ski area of all 58 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado.