Red Dirt Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Red Dirt Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clark, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3090 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Go west on U.S. Hwy 40 to County Road 129, Elk River Road. Turn north on County Road #129 and go about 7 miles to the trailhead parking lot, on the right side of the road.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice hike on soft ground. We only went 3.6 miles in for the sake of my 9 y.o. Swiss Mtn Dog, but enjoyed the forest and scenery. There are quite a few downed trees which could irritate mountain bikers, but that is better for us hikers, truthfully! The hike is in the shade most of the morning being on the north
side of the ridge which is great for dogs. However, carry enough water for both yourself and your canine friend, as water along the trail is very limited!

8 months ago

Beautiful hike. No spots of interest, creeks, or watering holes, just a beautiful forest hike. Make sure to bring plenty of water for your dogs though, I was hoping for a creek at some point but ended up giving half my water to my dogs.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

Nice trail but a little boring compared to others in area

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10 months ago

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Monday, May 25, 2015