Red Cone Radical Hill &The Swan 4x4 Loop Trail is a 24.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grant, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
This is actually 3 trails ran together for a full day of adventure. Trail Ratings: Red Cone - 5 Radical Hill - 6 Swan - 4 I would clasify as a class 5 if you plan to do Radical Hill and not take the Montezuma Bypass that section you better plan on a class 6 trail. Season: Mid July - September be sure to check if it is open before heading up. Snow drifts hang around along time at that altitude and snow starts early. From Hall valley follow the map to the Red Cone entrance. You will head up a valley that runs next to a creek a ways up. If the trail is wet there are a few muddy areas before you reach the tree line. Red Cone Mtn is awesome with the rolling ridge and views. Also have a look around for Mountain Goats that tend to be in the area. After dropping down to Webster pass continue down to the junction marked on the map. Head West to go up Radical hill or go North to take the bypass. The next ridge I think is just as good as the top of redcone. Dropping back into the trees you will merge with Tiger Rd and this will drop onto Hwy 9 Just North of Breckenridge. Be safe and keep the rubberside down.
This was another good trip, the views are non stop and it's worth the trip. Traffic is really high however and so you can tell that the trail is not that difficult. It's a good one to bring a few friends looking to try out the 4x4 button on their vehicles and maybe the views will get them hooked. I would to it again but maybe next time have more time to accommodate the off-road traffic.