Red Trail

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2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

805' 245 m

Ascent

-99' -30 m

Descent

10,134' 3,089 m

High

9,329' 2,843 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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53 days agoUpdate

A great steady climb up to, or off of the Colorado Trail.

Kevin League

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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Sep 19, 2016
Dano Monticelli
Nice & dry — 12h 00m
Aug 6, 2016
Natalie Moran
From Soda Creek to CT
Aug 16, 2014
Matt Kelley
Trail was in good condition. Rode it as part of a loop from Keystone Gulch > Red Trail > West Aqueduct. 2.8mi

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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All Clear 53 days ago
Mostly Dry: patches of snow some mud- watch for logs/branches someone over a drainage blind corner ~2/3 down Red Trail.
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