Explore the most popular off road driving 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
4 months ago

From Denver take Lost Park Rd after Kenosha Pass. Take that to Rock Creek Hills trail (FSR 130) which leads all the way to Tarryall Rd. Lost Park and Rock Creek are both very easy dirt roads and would be kind of low on my "fun" list in summertime. However with 6" of snow I had a blast and in any season the trails offer amazing views. There also seemed to be quite a few great campsites so keep that in mind. If you'd like to see a video of the run I have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gI75-S6OCg

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
7 months ago

Top of the pass is snowed in. I got stuck on 10/8 in a stock Jeep Wrangler Willys edition. Two other vehicles were stuck as well, we all banded together and left the mountain with our vehicles. If you do go I'd advice going in pairs WITH recovery gear...preferably a winch. Good trail though!

off road driving
7 months ago

Came from the Jefferson side. Easy for JKU Rubicon on 37’s. Was snowing at the higher elevations. Got bad directions from another trail on here coming from Boreas Pass. There was no mention of turning on 54 from 35. Was even easy with a little snow and mud.

off road driving
7 months ago

off road driving
8 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
8 months ago

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

fantastic views, loose rock in a few areas but relatively easy pass. suggest high profile vehicle for Pacific side!!

off road driving
9 months ago

Montezuma to Webster Pass July 15th 2017.
Beautiful drive with absolutely stunning scenery as you transition from forest to above tree line. Easy off roading with clearance only needed for a creek crossing (which was running close to 2ft deep when we went).
Webster was snowed in on south side so made it to the pass and then turned around and headed back down. The views from Webster pass are awesome.
Used 4wd for the switchbacks going up to Webster for a bit of traction on the corners and 4wd low coming down out of general laziness!

off road driving
9 months ago

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.

off road driving
9 months ago

Approached from Jefferson side. An official told me they were going to begin enforcing the "no ATVs on County Roads" laws, with $500 fines given to violators. Any one else encounter this?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great trail! Can get technical

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Breathtaking view of Mount Guyot and Gore Mountains! Long and easy incline.

off road driving
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Scenery was very good to great. Some technical but easy. A little rocky but not bad. We are looking very forward to doing Red Cone and Radical pass next.

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.....

hiking
Sunday, May 26, 2013

Georgia pass is a fun trail for a beginner jeep driver.. stock jeeps can easily handle going from tiger road just outside of breckenridge colorado up to the summit of Georgia pass. The views are pretty cool at the summit however it's a long bumpy ride.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
6 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

on Georgia Pass Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Monday, August 29, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

on Red Cone

Sunday, August 17, 2014