Red Elephant Hill Loop

This trail is great fun with a variety of challenges and amazing scenery.

Total Miles


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4 to 5 Hours
Technical Rating
6 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Red Elephant Hill Loop
You will definitely want to check out Empire Hilton cabin along the route of this trail. It is first come, first serve, so get there early if you want to use it. Be respectful and pack out trash. The route begins as a country road that passes through private property. Open all year.
Getting There
From north side of Downieville, Exit 234, take frontage road west 1.2 miles. As you pass under the freeway a second time, look immediately to the right for start of trail.
Contact for Current Conditions
Arapaho N.F.
Clear Creek R.D.
(303) 567-3000