Pinyon Flats to Medano Pass

EASY 13 reviews

Pinyon Flats to Medano Pass is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Red Wing, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,932 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

off road driving
3 months ago

Found this trail to be quite nice. Views were absolutely stunning. Several water crossings but not bad for a stock Wrangler. Will definitely come back again.

4 months ago

Excellent trail for beginners. Tons of wildlife and scenic views. Overall a great experience and will definitely go back.

off road driving
5 months ago

Did the trail all the way from Great sand Dunes up and over onto county road 559 (south of Bradford). Going up and over the pass was doable in a 4x4 Wrangler without having to air down or up but the sand was damp from previous rains. We couldn’t turn on 69 south however because the bridge was washed out headed to 25. We ended up going to Westcliffe to make our way to CO Springs. The whole route over the pass is about 22 miles with the last 1/4 being on private lands (signage will definitely let you know when you get to that point)

off road driving
7 months ago

Great easy 4x4 trail with camping. We ran this many years ago with a group of friends. 4x4 Low and air down your tires. Watch water crossings during snow melt they can get high. Take a compressor so you can air down for sand and back up some for the trail. If you go with your friends who have a Discovery 2 make sure they know how to engage 4x4 low. LOL

off road driving
8 months ago

Took our off-road Tacoma on this trail yesterday - such a blast! There are quite a few stream crossings but shouldn't be an issue if clearance is high enough. Definitely a good amount of rough/rocky terrain, nothing we couldn't handle but not the most comfortable.
Park ranger mentioned not to drop the pressure in your tires TOO much, you do have to go over some very sandy portions of the trail but still need to maneuver rocks as well! Apparently a few people didn't listen and ended up with a dented rim.

off road driving
10 months ago

Hell of a road! Super fun

off road driving
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Beautiful yellow aspen covering the whole mountain side. We took this from 69 to the dunes in a suburban. One part was sketchy but we made it just fine. A few creek crossings towards the west side by the dunes. The road was very rocky, rough and steep. Took about 3 hours. A memorable trail I highly recommend.

off road driving
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fun, moderate 4X4 trail coming from 69 over into the Sand Dunes National Park.

off road driving
3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

off road driving
Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 20, 2015