Explore the most popular camping trails near Jefferson 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
1 day ago

This has been my brother and I's rookie year with the off road trails, we wanted to cap off our summer with a tough trail.

Redcone is an awesome trail and tough in spots about a half a mile in or so there is a large boulder the ruts are getting pretty deep, this to me was the most difficult obstacle. great views at the top, jeeps and short wheel base vehicles shouldn't have any problems.

also came down the switchbacks on Webster pass had about 6" of clearance to the edge of trail in the dodge.

As for us:
I'm in a 2004 chevy silverado 1500 crewcab 6" lift on 35's no lockers
my brother 2015 dodge ram 1500 crewcab 6" lift on 33's no lockers

off road driving
29 days ago

I am in a stock suspension 2016 JK Rubicon. I have full skids, stock tires. The first real obstacle was a little difficult, but we made it through without help. We stayed to the left at the high rock garden, it was a little difficult, but again we made it. The final descent has a couple holes in it.

Go very slow, use your low range and engine brake, be in good mechanical shape. From what I've heard, someone lost power on the final descent and was stopped my some luck and some metal sign poles on Webster pass. This is not the kind of place you want to take that chance.

It is an awesome trail, but it demands caution.

1 month ago

great trail. I bit bumpy lol, they are called the Rocky Mountains for a reason. The ledge on Webster is not for the faint at heart.

I was on a different loop, but started on this trail around mile 6 on this map. It was so steep at one part that we had to turn around. We had backpacking backpacks so it was also harder to go downhill at such a steep gradient. Would also note that there is a lot of bouldering and the river is hidden under the boulders at that point (mile 7 or so).

backpacking
2 months ago

We made it to the 3.75 mile mark and ran out of water. We only crossed 2 streams and both were dry. There was not a stream that ran alongside the trail. On the positive note the views incredible and it was very lightly trafficked.

trail running
2 months ago

Did trail run from Kenosha pass to the high ridge line about 1 mi before Georgia Pass. Great views of the peaks above Breckenridge. This is an excellent stretch for trail running - low traffic on this Sunday and nice steady elevation gain up to Georgia Pass. A little snow on trail above 11k but nothing to slow you down much.

backpacking
3 months ago

This was a beautiful trail. We did it in two days, but it could easily be stretched to three. The views were fantastic, especially once you get into the alpine parts of the hike. There's a stream that can serves as a water source that stays close to the trail for the first six miles or so. A lot of the last stretch up the mountain is exposed, so expect it to be bright and windy.

off road driving
11 months ago

The ascent up to Red Cone from 285 was very tricky at times with a few spots of mud and big rocks but most of it is just mild rocky fun.
Red Cone itself is a beast all it's own. The views for the top are absolutely stunning. There are several good spots to stop and get out and just enjoy the views. So the off roading: the ascent is a rocky bouncy affair and the descent is like the initial drop on a rollercoaster. The perfect combination of insanely fun and terrifying! An off reading experience that everyone needs to experience.
Instead of looping back down Webster we went north to Montezuma so we could have lunch in Dillon.
Great trail.

1999 Jeep TJ 3" lift 33x12.5's 4.0L 5 Speed. Never scraped but was really happy to have the added clearance and short wheelbase.

Edit: Red Cone again this weekend, this time taking Webster Pass south back to 285 to make a loop. Descent south down from Webster is easy stuff but it is tight. A few spots had a bit of wash out and at times my driver's side tires were about a foot from the edge. Not a big deal for me but could be an issue for wider vehicles. Drive back down Webster south to 285 is beautiful.

off road driving
11 months ago

Fun trail, no problems in a JK Unlimited. Great views.

off road driving
Monday, July 31, 2017

The trail definitely requires clearance. There were several areas I saw a stock JK struggling with. I have a lifted XJ (32" tires, 3.5" lift and open diffs) and did fine.
If you're afraid of heights, Red Cone will own you on the descent. I basically had an anxiety attack getting through the last jaunt.

Great hike 1 hour or so from denver. No one else on the trail and no bikers in the wilderness.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great trail! Can get technical

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red cone is definitely harder than Webster, not sure what this other guy is talking about. Red cone is fairly steep rocky and only one direction. You will need 4wd. You may not on Webster pass

Monday, July 21, 2014

Over the years I have heard so many tales about "The Feared Red Cone Pass". The views are nice and there are a few nice camping spots along the creek areas but from an Off-Road stand point this pass is a joke. The sign at the entrance reads: "Experienced off road drivers only!!" and this can be explained by the fact that Mile Hi Jeep Club maintains the trail. On a scale of 1-10 and 10 being the most difficult this trail rates as a 1 in my book. Amateur drivers with a basic stock jeep will have no problem navigating this place. Webster Pass is much harder that this trail could ever be and my 2 star rating is only because of the scenery. It is nice for the views but this is no 4x4 challenge.....

camping
Saturday, July 13, 2013

I went early May with my buddy and his dog. We entered on the southern side of Bison Peak and took the loop west and north. We didnt make it as far as we planned due to snow but it is a beautiful area with some swamp-like areas on the west side. The views from the below looking up towards Bison peak are awesome. I want to go back again mid/late summer to experience it without snow and to actually make it to Bison Peak. Snow at that time of year began around 9700 feet.

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