Red Hill via Blue Ribbon and Three Gulch Trail

MODERATE 122 reviews

Red Hill via Blue Ribbon and Three Gulch 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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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.

13 hours ago

amazing view. I'd love it :)

19 days ago

this was my first hike here in colorado and it was an amazing hike the view was great only downfall is i didnt get to climb it all the way up

hiking
2 months ago

Favorite neighborhood trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I began this trail right at mid-day, so it was very warm and there wasn't a lot of shade. I hiked clockwise putting the steepest climb at the start. The trail is well marked at the beginning, but there are so many routes and footprints, it was a bit difficult to follow. The AllTrails map was very helpful and I relied on it way more than usual. I encountered several hikers, a man with his dog, and three mountain bikers - many of the trail routes are open to mountain biking.. It was a good, very warm hike, but I enjoyed it! Note: the various trail named at the sight are differently titled from this hike: blue ribbon and Three Gulch on the trail labels make this loop.

hiking
2 months ago

So far my favorite hike of 2018! Easy hike with beautiful views the further you get. I was expecting to find a rock shaped like a mushroom but instead found myself in a forest with crazy rock formations and trippy trees

2 months ago

Great short hike amazing view!! There are always quite a bit of people which is a little bit of a down fall

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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!

hiking
4 months 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

4 months 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
4 months ago

awesome network of trails.

hiking
4 months 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!

6 months ago

Beautiful views of valley fairly easy hike

trail running
6 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.

8 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.

11 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

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.

Monday, July 03, 2017

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

I love this trails! #Mountain biking

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
Friday, March 17, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hiked Thanksgiving day 2016. Great views.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Amazing views over Mount Sopris and Carbondale.

hiking
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

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Nice little hike with great view.

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