Red Hill/Mushroom Rock Trail

MODERATE 105 reviews

Red Hill/Mushroom Rock Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
859 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers


The Red Hill Recreation Area is a series of short trails that lead to the Mushroom Rock overlook. A great hike and a great view of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Valleys.

7 days ago

Love this hike. Short, rewarding and awesome at sunset.

28 days ago

Loved this hike! The view gets better and better as you gain elevation. The trail is pretty short, but very steep. Go during off peak season to really take it all in!

1 month ago

Start out parking in a sizable lot along 82 at intersection with 133. Walk along wide dirt road for 0.3 miles until you see trailhead on the left. Trail forks and we went left along the ridge with views of the valley and Mt. Sopris impressively looming in the backdrop the whole way. Follow red dirt and rocky trails up to some cool outcroppings where you can stop and take in the beautiful panoramas. Sunny day views were amazing! Ricky ticky taviiiiiiiii

1 month ago

One of my favorites, it's also a good reminder of how wonderful Garfield County people are. All the smiles and hellos on the trail remind you that things are different in the mountains. Brass Tacks; it's a great grouping of trails and I enjoy hiking and trail running with my dog fairly often, it's really not too tough even for kiddos .It is a bit crowded compared to other nearby areas. Still,the views are worth every step!

mountain biking
1 month ago

awesome network of trails.

1 month ago

Came from Denver to explore the city.We absolutely enjoy the view! It was a fairly easy and short trail and great with the kids!

3 months ago

Beautiful views of valley fairly easy hike

trail running
3 months ago

I’ve been running this trail 3 times a week for the last 2 years now. Will always be one of my favorites, great for all skill levels.

5 months ago

Cool trail right out my backyard. Kinda crowded. Very pretty, very easy. It takes like an hour or less at a good pace.

8 months ago

Beautiful views, interesting vegetation and terrain (red rocks and soil). Recommend the hike if you are in the area.

9 months ago

Great Hike - lots of options. Someone said this was insta worthy and they were right! And it was the perfect swap for hanging lake; where we unfortunately were turned away by rangers due to the lot being full.

10 months ago

Great views and you can make your hike any distance you choose with all the different options.

11 months ago

I love this trails! #Mountain biking

Thursday, May 11, 2017

So much fun and so much beauty! Loved it. Looking forward to another visit.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Excellent recommend doing full loop

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gorgeous view. Moderate hike. Bike trails available too. Great for dogs. Instagram worthy shots there.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One of my favorites! Can do steep uphills to mild depending on how you feel. Lots of trails to choose from. Beautiful view of Mt Sopris.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Beautiful, actually quite a few trails to choose from and different distances

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hiked Thanksgiving day 2016. Great views.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Amazing views over Mount Sopris and Carbondale.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Convenient parking/easy access. Very good for a quick exercise. Great views of Mt. Sopris and Carbondale from the Mushroom Rock.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Lovely hike! Great views & easy accessible

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quick trail for an evening! Great views of Carbondale & Mt Sopris!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Nice little hike with great view.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Incredible! Dirt trail w wonderful views of Sopris and the valley below.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Awesome hike!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gorgeous views on Three Gulch trail.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It has great views and easy access but I went with a group and was disappointed at how easy and short the overall hike was.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Awesome mountain! Highly recommend this mountain for beginners of the mountaineers. Great sceneries and great views from Mushroom Rock.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

this hike is amazing! totally worth it

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