Red Cone

Total Miles
6.1

Elevation

3,900.57 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

An extremely steep downhill section at the end of this trail requires extreme caution by a seasoned driver. Your passenger can enjoy some amazing scenery while you navigate the trail. You should be in the lowest gear and stay off the brakes as much as possible.

Photos of Red Cone

Red Cone
Red Cone
Red Cone

Difficulty

Difficult. South end of trail winds steeply uphill through the forest with intermittent rocky and muddy sections. The climb continues above timberline to the very top of Red Cone. At that point, if you don't like what you see, you can turn around. Don't descend if BOTH sides of Webster Pass are blocked by snow. You'll be boxed in with no place to go. Vehicles with a moderate lift can do it when clear.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Joshua Whitney
Oct 19, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Nico Knight
Oct 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Matt Delassus
Oct 03, 2023
SxS
Open
Snow/Ice
Clayton Freeman
Sep 28, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

Take Hwy. 285 west from Denver. About 3.2 miles west of Grant, turn right on C.R. 60. Drive west about 5.1 miles avoiding roads that go left. Red Cone is marked F.S. 565, 'Experienced Drivers Only.'

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