Red Cone

HARD 8 reviews
#105 of 141 trails in

Red Cone is a 11 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3261 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

off road driving

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

off road driving
1 month ago

The ascent up to Red Cone from 285 was very tricky at times with a few spots of mud and big rocks but most of it is just mild rocky fun.
Red Cone itself is a beast all it's own. The views for the top are absolutely stunning. There are several good spots to stop and get out and just enjoy the views. So the off roading: the ascent is a rocky bouncy affair and the descent is like the initial drop on a rollercoaster. The perfect combination of insanely fun and terrifying! An off reading experience that everyone needs to experience.
Instead of looping back down Webster we went north to Montezuma so we could have lunch in Dillon.
Great trail.

1999 Jeep TJ 3" lift 33x12.5's 4.0L 5 Speed. Never scraped but was really happy to have the added clearance and short wheelbase.

Edit: Red Cone again this weekend, this time taking Webster Pass south back to 285 to make a loop. Descent south down from Webster is easy stuff but it is tight. A few spots had a bit of wash out and at times my driver's side tires were about a foot from the edge. Not a big deal for me but could be an issue for wider vehicles. Drive back down Webster south to 285 is beautiful.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail, no problems in a JK Unlimited. Great views.

off road driving
2 months ago

The trail definitely requires clearance. There were several areas I saw a stock JK struggling with. I have a lifted XJ (32" tires, 3.5" lift and open diffs) and did fine.
If you're afraid of heights, Red Cone will own you on the descent. I basically had an anxiety attack getting through the last jaunt.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great trail! Can get technical

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red cone is definitely harder than Webster, not sure what this other guy is talking about. Red cone is fairly steep rocky and only one direction. You will need 4wd. You may not on Webster pass

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Over the years I have heard so many tales about "The Feared Red Cone Pass". The views are nice and there are a few nice camping spots along the creek areas but from an Off-Road stand point this pass is a joke. The sign at the entrance reads: "Experienced off road drivers only!!" and this can be explained by the fact that Mile Hi Jeep Club maintains the trail. On a scale of 1-10 and 10 being the most difficult this trail rates as a 1 in my book. Amateur drivers with a basic stock jeep will have no problem navigating this place. Webster Pass is much harder that this trail could ever be and my 2 star rating is only because of the scenery. It is nice for the views but this is no 4x4 challenge.....