Shrine Pass Road

EASY 9 reviews
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Shrine Pass Road is a 15.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red Cliff, CO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

15.7 miles 2724 feet Out & Back


nature trips

scenic driving




wild flowers

Take the exit to Redcliff , off of Hwy. 24,between Leadville and Minturn. Go through Redcliff and Follow the main road out of town.(Shrine Pass Road). Or you can start at the other end, off of Vail Pass, East of Vail.

Considering we're sea level dwelling flat landers, it had great vistas and was not TOO easy. Should be beautiful in the spring, we'll be back.

2 months ago

4 months ago

Awesome view!

4 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

Well, I drove this in a low profile sedan. It had rained earlier and the dirt road was certainly very bumpy and pure mud in some areas. It was well worth it! I made it to Shrine Pass, but wish I had longer to explore. It is a beautiful off-the-beaten-path experience. Great for someone who has low physical long as their car can tolerate it! I wish I would have planned better so I could have hiked it.

5 months ago

Beautiful area!

scenic driving
2 years ago

A great road to travel around mid. July for wildflowers. you can also see The Mt. of the Holy Cross from a view point that you walk a short distance.

3 years ago

Nice back country road, cuts across from Shrine Pass rest area on 70 over to Red Cliff on 24. Beautiful views. Road conditions vary (bumpy and dusty) but are ok for passenger vehicles. Nice opportunity for people with limited mobility to enjoy the heart of the mountains, away from the efficient but sterile interstate highways.

off road driving
4 years ago

Great trail to cruise on a weekend afternoon. The scenery is beautiful start to finish. Mt of the Holy Cross overlook is a fantastic view. and if you get the chance do the hike to the top of Shrine Mountain, it's well worth the hike. Shrine Pass Road can be traversed by virtually any vehicle but only if you stay on the road. Many of the dispersed campsites require higher clearance. Also the roads leading off are 4X4 as well. We saw deer and a big herd of sheep.