Red Trail

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  4.0 from 8 votes
blue  Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #2 in the Southern Summit County area
#247 in CO, #2,625 Overall
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Apr 28 Red - Snowy
Trail in the area near Keystone,
“A great steady climb up to, or off of the Colorado Trail.”
Kevin League on Jul 29, 2013
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2.84.5 milesKilometers 805’245 m Ascent 10,134’3,089 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -99’-30 m Descent 9,329’2,843 m Low 20% Max Grade (11°)
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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PHOTOS of Red Trail
  4.8 from 6 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)