Red Mountain Open Space
ElevationAscent: 1,403' 428 m
Descent: -1,401' -427 m
High: 7,290' 2,222 m
Low: 6,268' 1,910 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Red Mountain Open Space in Larimer county. 12 mile loop with 1,500 feet in elevation change.”— Mike Peebles
Family Friendly Easy singletrack trail system.
From the prairie, connect with the Ruby Wash Trail, which is a 2.5 mile descent through beautiful red soil and cliff walls. The upper section is an easy, switch-back descent down the side of the hill into the wash while the lower section follows the normally dry stream bed following the deep red canyon walls.
There is deep gravel when you're in the wash which can make the descent difficult in places.
Watch for the Big Hole Wash Trail, which you'll encounter at the stream. This was the hardest climb of the day due to the thick gravel. Much of this section I couldn't ride. Follow the Big Hole Wash Trail to the east, and then head back to your vehicle via the Sinking Sun Trail and the Rising Sun Trail.