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Snowmobiling: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Red Mountain Creek Road # 742.8H

Beginning Elevation: 9,700 Feet (3023.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Length: 3.6 Miles (6.0 Kilometers) to the Timberline Trail
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 131 Crested Butte, Pearl Pass
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 742.8H
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Pieplant

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General Description

Red Mountain Road is only about three and a half miles long round trip. It leads to the northern terminus of the Timberline Trail. A parking lot at the cul-de-sack provides trailhead parking. The first mile of the road, that leads to a group of summer homes, is usually passable by two-wheel drive vehicles. The road generally follows Red Mountain Creek for the remaining distance.

Directions from Almont: Travel twenty-nine miles northeast on Taylor River Road, Forest Road 742, passed Rivers End Campground, to Red Mountain Road, Forest Road 742.8H.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Red Mountain Creek Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Timberline Trail, Red Mountain Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Red Mountain Creek Road - Timberline Trail, Red Mountain Creek Trail
ICON Snowmobiling Red Mountain Creek Road

Related Activities
Red Mountain Creek Trail - Red Mountain Creek Trail, 543, leads from the Red Mountain Road to the Continental Divide. The trail is marked as Rocky Mountain Trail on USGS maps.

Timberline Trail - This trail follows the timberline directly beneath the Sawatch Range. Following the boundary of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, the trail offers great views of Taylor Park.


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