Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails near Dillon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Boring trail. Might be good for mountain biking, but it's not very good as a hiking trail. It's very open and you can hear the noise from the highway.

hiking
2 months ago

Slushy snow pack and mud made the hike slightly harder than it would on a dry spring/early summer day.

hiking
3 months ago

To avoid any parking tickets or being towed I parked at Peru Creek trail head about a mile north of town this will add 2 miles to your day. Hike up St. John’s road was pretty basic and snow packed about a mile up after some searching you will find Hunkidori Mine trail ( no markings for this ). Trail had not been used much and snow was soft we really needed snow shoes, even though we accepted the challenge and went on after 3 miles we had not made it all the way and decided to turn around based on continued post holing. Even with snow shoes I would rate this as average hike not a lot to see unless you are into trees, trees, and more trees! Town of Montezuma is cute and drive out US 6 up loveland pass is always a must see! Hope this helps be safe ✌

snowshoeing
4 months ago

My girlfriend and I (29 and 31) snowshoed this trail on 1/25. We had no problems with our dog off-leash (pick up after your dog of course). In order to get there, just drive to Montezuma and then keep going until it dead ends into a plowed snowy parking lot that says not to drive any further. Park there.

I’d consider this a beginner snowshoeing trail for someone who is fairly active. We started it in yaktraks and is doable that way, but once we put our snowshoes on, it was much easier. Follow the snowmobile tracks up what essentially looks like a very scenic road. Eventually, it dead ends and you will see a sign that says “5” and points to the left (2 miles in, uphill). At that point, the deer creek trail goes left and becomes singletrack and you will be breaking new snow. I’d recommend poles and snowshoes if you’re going to go beyond that point.

We opted to go right and sit on two makeshift tree stump chairs to drink hot chocolate in a field with a pano view of the mountain walls of the bowl you’ll find yourself in. It’s worth a detour to this point, even if you’re going to continue up the trail. It isn’t far from the split.

Happy Hiking,

Mike

off road driving
7 months ago

it so beautiful up there I loved it, it was amazing

7 months ago

Pretty easy. Scenic view of the reservoir. No shelter and ideal for mountain biking.

hiking
9 months ago

Truly a 5 star trail. On a Wednesday afternoon in September, I literally had the entire trail to myself. One thing to note, I clocked it at more like 9 miles than the 7 miles listed.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail starts off very steep but tapers off a bit when you reach treeline. Didn't make it to the saddle, will have to go back to do that.

10 months ago

Trail begins off Peru Creek and travels through pines and aspens emerging on the shoulders of Lenawee Mountain. Above the tree line, the trail rises to the rock formations from which beautiful views of historic Montezuma, Dillon Lake and surrounding ranges can be viewed.

hiking
11 months ago

This is an access road to campsites, not a trail. A car drove past us about every 5 minutes making the conditions dusty and unpleasant.

11 months ago

Just so everyone knows in the summer this is a road not a trail. Full of vehicles and campers right off of it. More a road go to other passes than a trail at all. Was not even able to walk on the road with my dog due to the traffic and dust. I drove to the other end in the town of Montezuma to see if I could hike up there. There is no parking at that end, trail head is kind of in the backyard of a home so you would have to walk from town after you parked to this trail marker. I did not go down the trail as it is a walking or mountain bike only access at that point.

on Lenawee Trail

11 months ago

Steep at first. Leave in morning. Hike is 9 miles round trip if you go to top and cross over to A-basin. Saw mtn goats too.

hiking
11 months ago

We could only go a few miles in due to heavy snow covering the trail, past our knees in some areas. By there were incredible views and can't wait to go back later in the summer. The gate was also closed at he parking area off the road, so we had to walk 1.25 miles to the trail head. We did, however, see a moose grazing on our way back to the car.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Great for an easy day, would be great for beginning mountain bikers also!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Moderate hike up 1.5 miles to the avalanche cabin. Wet snow.

trail running
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Oh the undulations! Nice for a mellow trail run. Totally dry minus one snow patch about 4 feet long. Great for spring running when everything is covered in snow and the landfill views/smells at the eastern terminus are to die for.

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Nice easy trail to get a hiking vacation started. Runs parallel to Route 6 so you can hear a lot of road noise which isn't great but the views are nice.

snowshoeing
Monday, February 13, 2017

Just a gorgeous trek. You will lose signal so be prepared

snowshoeing
Monday, January 16, 2017

Great tail for a first-timer! Well-packed snow made for a very obvious trail. If we'd felt more adventurous we could have headed up the hill, but we opted to keep it fairly easy this time. Puppy enjoyed it tremendously, too!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Just got done with the Webster Pass Trail from Montezuma to Jefferson. I have a large 1982 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD that had no problems what so ever with the terrain. The only problem was coming down the exposed South side of the pass. The truck only had a about 6 inches of clearance each side with one of those being a steep 200ft drop off. I'm happy not navigating this section ever again. Especially when wet from a passing snow fall. From what I saw I would not listen to the people on here saying you don't need 4WD. Maybe, just maybe, on the perfect day it'd be possible in a mid clearance car but don't risk it. Rain/Snow is very common and can make the downhill slippery and very dangerous. If starting in Montezuma over Webster Pass I'd suggest taking Georgia Pass back Northbound and making it a loop.

off road driving
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This GPX is wrong. It depicts a a couple of switch backs just before the intersection with Radical Hill. This section has been closed and bull-dozed. The trail actually continues straight, past Radical Hill to Saints John and Middle Fork Swan.

trail running
Friday, August 26, 2016

GOOD for running with @baskithedog

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go cross country skiing in the winter, and I decided to take my kids on the trail in the summer. It's absolutely beautiful in any season but it is a very different experience in the summer. In the winter it's isolated -maybe you'll run into one or two other skiers/snowshoers. In the summer there are cars and motorbikes on the road, which is a little annoying but understandable since it is, in fact, a road. I would definitely recommend this as a fun hike to do with kids -the abandoned mine/ cabin are really cool and the road makes it easy to walk. But if you are looking to really be in the woods, away from it all, I'd pick a different option (at least in the summer).

on Oro Grande

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Great views and good for trail running.

hiking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Went a few weeks ago, the snow was about 3 ft deep, but the snow in the trail was so compacted you can easily do this hike without ice cleats or snow shoes. Beautiful beautiful scenery, looked like a winter wonderland!

Sunday, September 06, 2015

the link-.... sorry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8550VKPEFs&feature=youtu.be

off road driving
Sunday, September 06, 2015

heres a video i made with some clips of the trail if anyone is having second guesses or wonders. There are some people on here who i think have their ego's hurt when they see regular cars doing trails they think only Jeeps and Fj's should be doing but Webster Pass is no where near maxing out the potential of an outback or the likes. i never once scraped the bottom of the car or had any oh crap moments. This is the first all wheel drive car i have ever had and the first off road trail i have driven. For Rick Rigardo to say people die on Webster Pass is a bit extreme.... people die on I-25 too.... Anyways watch the video, i clipped in the "hardest" parts. Don't get me wrong there or big rocks and lots of slow bumpy driving but any stock all wheel drive car will get you to the top.

off road driving
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Great trail for the experienced or beginner (which i am)! There are a few parts that are sketchy unless navigated good as far as not wanting to bottom out or get stuck. I did this in a 2012 Outback and i must say i had no problems vehicle wise. there were a couple parts i got nervous or intimidated but the Subie pushed on! Only thing i have done to the car is 215/70/R16 Grabber AT2's and i cant stress how grateful i am to have had them! they add the extra confidence and traction needed!

I started at Hall Valley Campground side and finished in Montezuma. I am glad i chose this direction because coming form Montezuma there were a couple uphill switchbacks i think i would have either not made or had a heart attack doing! just very sharp and steep turns.... nothing too crazy as far as boulders or anything.

Weather was great. high 60's and sunny. at the top pretty windy with strong gusts but enjoyable. only saw in total about 3 jeeps and 2 four wheelers the whole journey. started about 07:30. hung around for about 2 hours at top. there are trials to hike if you would like.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

This was an awesome trail run. Great views and not too much climbing.

off road driving
Sunday, July 12, 2015

This trail was a blast! We drove it in our stock TRD off road Tacoma. BUT there were two hair pin turns towards the top that were very banked and worth noting. We made it through them without any trouble.

We went early on Saturday morning and saw very little traffic but it did seem to be picking up by the afternoon.

The views are great and I'd definitely recommend doing it!

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