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Red Trail

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  Intermediate from 3 votes
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Rank: #2 in Summit County, CO
#133 in Colorado
#1,135 Overall
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“A great steady climb up to, or off of the Colorado Trail.”
Kevin League on Jul 29, 2013
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2.8 Miles 805’ Ascent 10,134’ High 6.1% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -99’ Descent 9,329’ Low 15.4% Max Grade
Description
The Red Trail is a sweet little slice of singletrack. It connects the Colorado Trail near the West Ridge to the West Aqueduct Trail, the Horseshoe Gulch Trail, and the other excellent trails located in the Soda Park area near Breckenridge/Frisco/Keystone. This area abounds in loop trail options and the Red Trail is a nice option to include in the mix.

The trail is a great steady climb up to, or off of the Colorado Trail. Other than one very steep switchback about a half mile from the intersection with the Colorado Trail, any intermediate skilled rider can can handle the minor obstacles found on this trail (one tiny section is washed out and should be walked). Views of the Ten Mile Range are awesome and, when in season, wildflowers are abundant. Pass through dense forest and wide open meadows. There's even a nice stream to follow for a bit.

The trail follows the Soda Creek drainage. This trail has quite a bit of northern exposure and is generally one of the last trails to melt out after winter.
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Aug 16
Mostly Dry. Some stream crossings and mud.
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PHOTOS of Red Trail
 5.0 from 5 votes
Closing in on the intersection of the Red Trail and Colorado Trail (Breckenridge, CO)
 4.0 from 3 votes
Views of Swan Mountain (right foreground) and the Ten Mile Range (left b... (Breckenridge, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
The Ten Mile Range (Keystone, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
The Gore Range way to the north (Keystone, CO)
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