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.

off road driving
2 days ago

Excellent trail. A little scary going down the back of Webster pass (on your way to the start of Red Cone) as if gets a little narrow in one specific spot but other then that it was an excellent trail with some great fall colors!
We did air down which made the ride a lot smoother and a little easier in the narrower spots. Also, the water in the river was low at the beginning of the trail.
Wasn’t too crowed when we went on Saturday . I love this trail!

Hiked 9/15/18. Add this to your Fall colors to-do list! Understand, there are zero trees on this hike. But there are a bazillion willow bushes that light up, and unlike aspens, they actually get some orange too. And there are plenty of aspens along the drive in. The wide open gulch gives you expansive views above and below. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. And the lake is very peaceful.

off road driving
14 days ago

Have done Webster Pass the last two years. Numerous times. Always a good trail. Nothing too technical until you start climbing the pass. Because it is so narrow and right on the cliff side. But this pass stays open all summer and fall and part of spring. Would not recommend Red Cone unless you are hardcore and have some really good brakes. Good views and moderate wheeling.

This was a great hike. Straight up for the first hour. Views were amazing! 4 hour round trip with a few rest breaks.

I live in Summit County and this ranks up with one of my favorite hikes. I dont know why it was rated hard, definately moderate. Hiked from the trailhead over to Abasin and down to the Abasin parking lot. Highly recommend this trail.

1 month ago

We hiked partway up this trail on July 6. We got on this trail from Peru Creek, which is a gravel road. We hiked 2 miles up the road first- don't do that if you don't have to. We should've driven up and parked.
The trail is steep at first, but travels through some interesting landscapes of pine, boulders, and an aspen grove. We only made it to the first viewpoint, a big bowl looking out over the reservoir and valley. Very worth it, though. Next time I'd like to make it above treeline.
The only traffic we ran into was mountain bikers coming downhill from A-Basin. Some of the curves are pretty sharp, so keep an ear and an eye out for everyone's safety. Some footing was loose and dusty, so wear sturdy footwear.

1 month ago

We hiked this on July 6. We went into this aware that it is a gravel road. We didn't see many cars, but it definitely would be more efficient to just drive up as far as you can. We went partway up the Lenawee Trail off of the road.
There were some pretty epic views, but for my money I'd drive up next time and get farther on Lenawee.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Saw a couple trucks driving up Chihuahua road, we hiked just as fast. Water was low so no wet feet for us. Pretty views the whole way, lots of different kinds of wildflowers. Not busy!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and wildflowers. Challenged my lungs on the way up till opened into beautiful meadow with wildflowers and amazing views.

on Lenawee Trail

1 month ago

My family hiked Lenawee again this week. Challenging trail but so worth the effort. Saw three other hikers while on the mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect hike if you’re just 13 weeks post op from your ACL surgery! The leg coming out of Montezuma is more of a footpath....shady and forested vs segment leaving from the Peru Creek turnoff which is just a dirt road.

off road driving
1 month ago

Beautiful! During the weekend, you’ll probably run into a large group of Jeep’s hitting radical hill.

tough hike up to the lake but worth it.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great little pass. There is a creek crossing that can be deep, though I've always seen it in reasonable shape.

The switchback have had some maintenance since I last ran it and are much less intimidating. There is little room for passing, so if you know someone is coming, be kind and pull over at a switchback and let them through. Backing up on a shelf road isn't ideal for many people.

All that said... beautiful area. Once the snow melts on the Red cone exit that is also a fun ride down.

The whole trail is currently passable.

A lot of vehicles on the road.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked today and was lightly traveled. Beautiful Mountain View’s and wildflowers everywhere. Suggest continuing to chihuahua lake, another mile, to admire the view of the lake. 1900 ft climbing to the lake.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike through meadows with lots of mountain flowers, crossing the stream several times. Steep scramble at the top to get to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

3 hours to lake. 2 hours back, ish.
A tough one! Bring enough water.
Absolutely loved this hike!

2 months ago

we liked it for it being a smaller camp site. it has a variety of hiking trails and 4x4 trails the camp sites are beautiful.

Red Cone pass is open but webster is not going south.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike twice last year. The first time I got a little lost and veered right onto a different trail that goes toward gray's peak. The second time I didn't veer right and stayed left on the trail and there was the chihuahua gulch sign. The water was so blue and breath taking!! I highly recommend this hike to anyone. I will say if hiking sandals are your thing, this hike is perfect for them. You cross the river a few times. The road up was a little rocky but my car made it up(not 4wd).

3 months ago

This is an easy trail/walk with consistant footing. Very nice views. Would be good in the fall since there are Aspen in several locaions along the way. River sounds, birds, interesting mine tailings and remnants of mine activity. Good for kids and people not in the greatest of shape.

3 months 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
3 months ago

Chihuahua lake is below Grizzly Mountain, not to where the map above guides you. Be prepared to cross the stream multiple times! The hike was stunning with 360° views of mountains. Near the top, there is hard packed snow (but some snow would sink you to your knees) and there is a scramble at the top. The trail is hard to follow at the top because of the snow but the trail runs flat around to the right (east) of the mountain. Definitely worth the effort and the weather was perfect. Great 4x4 off roading as well.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
7 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
10 months ago

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

Beautiful trail! Take a snack to eat at the top!

10 months ago

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

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