Red & White Mountain

Total Miles
16.1

Elevation

3,236.60 ft

Duration

3.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Follow a high ridge south of Red and White Mountain and then drop steeply into June Creek Canyon to Avon. There is an option to skip the descent and head over Muddy Pass, or loop back to the beginning. The parking lot fills up quickly. Trail open date depends on weather, but typically it is open June through mid-November.

Photos of Red & White Mountain

Red & White Mountain
Red & White Mountain
Red & White Mountain

Difficulty

Moderate. Steep, rocky and muddy in places, but no major obstacles. Steep and narrow going down 717. Stock, high-clearance SUVs can do it when roads are dry.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Nick Rosenthal
Oct 07, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Luke Gardner
Oct 07, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Michael Morrow
Sep 04, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
Dane Nielsen
Aug 08, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

Get off I-70 at Vail, Exit 176. Head west from northside roundabout on frontage road 1 mile. Turn right on Red Sandstone Road and go another 0.7 mile uphill through residential area. After a long switchback curves back to left, continue straight on maintained gravel road, F.S. 700. Follow this winding road uphill another 6.5 miles to F.S. 734 on left. Parking lot is 0.1 mile ahead on 700.

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