Red Mountain Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Red Mountain Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

6 days ago

25 days ago

Great trail for the person of moderate skill level. Fantastic views! I had no bear repellant and was completely alone on my way back down. As luck would have it, I encountered a bear after traversing about 1.7 miles down the trail. It was a good outcome for both the bear and for myself though. Lessons learned: 1. Never hike alone and 2. Always have two cans of bear repellant as a minimum. I will definitely do this trail again. Be careful and have a great hike.

hiking
26 days ago

Very challenging in the dead of summer. PSA: Saw a bear cub half way up, be careful.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself goes straight up the hillside and is a bit of a tree basher. We abandoned the trail and took the road, about a third of the way up. Made for a much more pleasant hike. The views of Glenwood below and Mt. Sopris in the distance were fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

A great day hike, not a lot of people on the Thursday I went, and a stunning end view!! The beginning of the trail was the hardest part, basically a vertical climb. But after that, it opened to a road that takes you all the way up with some trails curving off into the woods. The road is the easiest path for sure.

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2 months ago

Nice hike. I took the trail up and the road down do to issues with my knees. Nice views of GWS. There is a picnic table at the top which would be good for lunch.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic exercise. Great views!

3 months ago

It's not a "wild" trail by any means, but if you want a pristine view of Glenwood Springs, this is the trail to take. You can get a solid post card picture. The trail is wide and mostly paved, great for biking (down) and jogging. Optionally, you can take the hiking trail less traveled that shortcuts and is more challenging, a wonderful leg workout. It is mostly uncovered along the trail, lots of sun exposure. Highly recommended.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great views... wear sunblock for sure. We took many cut through trails... didn't realize it wasn't actually trail. Don't be fooled bc it's pretty intense if you take this route. Stay on the gravel winding path

4 months ago

Easy trail all uphill but flat and paved. Not much of a chance for twisted ankles! Wear sunblock!!!

11 months ago

11 months ago

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

cuts in and out of the road a lot is pretty steep at the beginning cool view at the cross and picnic table at top