Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area in Carbondale, known to locals as Mushroom Rock, is facing unexpected challenges due to vandalism and heavy use. Morgan Neely has more.
With more than 65,000 user days annually, Mushroom Rock is one of the most popular destinations for mountain biking, hiking and trail running in the Roaring Fork Valley.
“I love coming up here. It’s a beautiful environment, it’s extremely challenging as a mountain biker, it has great views, it smells like pinyon and juniper, and it’s a great escape from the city.”