The state of Colorado is well-known for its natural beauty. Places like Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Garden of the Gods are visited by droves of people each year, from all walks of life.

However, some places like these are nowhere near as famous but are perfect examples of the aforementioned natural beauty for which the state is known.

One of these places is just outside the small mountain town of Carbondale and is known as Mushroom Rock.

Colorado's Mushroom Rock Hike is a Hidden Gem

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Nestled just south of Glenwood Springs on the way to Aspen, Carbondale serves as a wide spot in the road for many of Colorado's tourists. However, Mushroom Rock can be seen right from the highway that takes motorists to Aspen and is even more stunning up close than from afar.

Like Red Rocks and Garden of the Gods, the hike to Mushroom Rock features plenty of the state's signature red rocks, some of which are organized by Mother Nature into beautiful formations.

As you'll see below, there are numerous rock formations that resemble big, red mushrooms at the top of the hike that make amazing vantage points of the town of Carbondale below.

Getting to the Mushroom Rock trailhead is a breeze, though upon parking your vehicle at the bottom of the mountain, the hike itself becomes a little treacherous, especially for inexperienced hikers.

Keep scrolling to check out the gorgeous views from the top of Mushroom Rock in the mountain town of Carbondale, Colorado:

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