great views!! Trail is wide and used by paragliding company.

good hike nice views

Spectacular views! Great views of Glenwood and Mount Sopris. There are are a couple of different trails. This trail is very close to town. Both trails plus the road will get you to the cross at the top. The trails were a mix of snow, ice and mud. Yak tracks good but be prepared to take them on and off. It is doable without yak tracks. Lots of history.

Hiked the trail up and walked the road down. The entire trip was snow-covered but very passable with a few ice spots. Fantastic views at several spots.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic hike with lots of scenic views. You can take the road or the trail up to the top. I highly recommend the trail. There are many different offshoots, so we started on Fall Line and ended on Cross Trail all the way up to the cross. Hiking it in winter, the snow was fairly compact, but yaktrax or similar is a must. There were some slick spots and parts of the trail are fairly steep, so you'll want the traction.
In a couple of places when crossing the road, the trail seemed to disappear on the other side. Just jump on the road for a switchback or two and you'll reaquire the trail. Fantastic views at the top! Will definitely do this trail again!

Ride this path all the time. Watch out for the wet spot on the down hill section if riding a road bike and going fast. It swept out my back tire at 30mph and the road rash was brutal.

hiking
9 months ago

This was my first time on Red Mountain Trail. I really wanted to get to the Summit and see the cross and it was well worth it. took me nearly 3 hours to get to the top though I have to say a good part of that time was spent enjoying the scenery stopping & taking photos enjoying 360 degree views at every turn. truly fun trail for adventurous hikers. Be mindful of cyclists sharing the trail too. challenging for me at times. I recommend this hike. moderate to hard at least it was for me. Super cardio workout specially going up, coming down was a breeze!! bring lots of water and some snacks for blood sugar and protein

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for the person of moderate skill level. Fantastic views! I had no bear repellant and was completely alone on my way back down. As luck would have it, I encountered a bear after traversing about 1.7 miles down the trail. It had stalked me for that distance. The outcome for both the bear and for myself was good, though. Lessons learned: 1. Never hike alone and 2. Always have two cans of bear repellant as a minimum. I will definitely do this trail again. Be careful and have a great hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Very challenging in the dead of summer. PSA: Saw a bear cub half way up, be careful.

hiking
11 months ago

The trail itself goes straight up the hillside and is a bit of a tree basher. We abandoned the trail and took the road, about a third of the way up. Made for a much more pleasant hike. The views of Glenwood below and Mt. Sopris in the distance were fantastic.

hiking
11 months ago

A great day hike, not a lot of people on the Thursday I went, and a stunning end view!! The beginning of the trail was the hardest part, basically a vertical climb. But after that, it opened to a road that takes you all the way up with some trails curving off into the woods. The road is the easiest path for sure.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nice hike. I took the trail up and the road down do to issues with my knees. Nice views of GWS. There is a picnic table at the top which would be good for lunch.

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fantastic exercise. Great views!

Monday, May 01, 2017

It's not a "wild" trail by any means, but if you want a pristine view of Glenwood Springs, this is the trail to take. You can get a solid post card picture. The trail is wide and mostly paved, great for biking (down) and jogging. Optionally, you can take the hiking trail less traveled that shortcuts and is more challenging, a wonderful leg workout. It is mostly uncovered along the trail, lots of sun exposure. Highly recommended.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Great views... wear sunblock for sure. We took many cut through trails... didn't realize it wasn't actually trail. Don't be fooled bc it's pretty intense if you take this route. Stay on the gravel winding path

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easy trail all uphill but flat and paved. Not much of a chance for twisted ankles! Wear sunblock!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

cuts in and out of the road a lot is pretty steep at the beginning cool view at the cross and picnic table at top

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Had a great time, went with my dog I could definitely make this a regular hike

trail running
Monday, May 30, 2016

Great trail close by and you have the option to run or walk which is great for training! Family friendly.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

The beginning of the actual hiking trail was strenuously steep. Taking the gravel road is much easier but we alternate. Great views and fun hike.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fun

Monday, March 21, 2016

Great hike with beautiful views of Glenwood Springs. Nice dirt road.

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Great hike with the kids!

road biking
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It was really really nice, I highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a nice calm ride up the Colorado river.

Breath taking ride through the Canyon. Try a weekday ride to avoid the crowds. it was an east to moderate ride. few hills and paved all the way.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

five stars for the view. Its actually a tough hike. All up hill. Take the road or the trail to the top to the cross. Winter time bring a sled to slide down after snow shoeing up.

hiking
Monday, December 15, 2014

Wow! Amazing hike! Great views of Glenwood and Carbondale. The road is icy in the winter but that doesn't stop anyone from hiking it! If you try, make sure you have some sort of traction device on your shoes (like Yaktrax) and ski poles help too. Climing 1700' feet in elevation is intense, so bring lots of water and don't be afraid to stop if you need a break.

hiking
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

great hike, finding trail head, tricky. Views of the valley are very nice. Option of crisscrossing the road on marked trails really add to the experience.

road biking
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rented a bike and rode this paved trail. Follows the river the entire way. Great bike ride!

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