Red Hill

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20
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↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
6,159
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This trail has miles of amazing single track but you will have to do a technical climb to get to the sweet loop trails at the top of red hill. It’s worth every once of energy you have to get into this amazing network. The view of the Roaring Fork Valley and Mt. Sopis are awesome.

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this trail dry & rideable this time of year (late March)? -Greg Heil

A: its dry and packed, good condition right now, 4/30/15

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Granny Gear

October 2, 2017
 
Review: Fun! Beautiful!

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Granny Gear

July 28, 2015
 
Review: I decided to ride Red Hill after reading the other reviews on here. I really didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to. I felt like I was climbing the entire time. And it was the most rocky trail I've ever ridden. At first it was ok as I thought it was just this one section that would be super chunky, but it never ended! The rocks got so annoying as they killed any flow or speed that I could get going. I must've just picked a terrible route, because it really wasn't a fun ride for me.

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Gramcounter

October 1, 2013
Ceeski Gramcounter  
 
Review: I happened to visit this trail on a whim when I was in the area and in a time crunch, and the guys at the LBS said it was the best biking around Carbondale. Red Hill (Mushroom Rock) is easily the most underrated trail system I've found in Colorado. The variety of trail features was incredible, and it really keeps you on your toes. From swooping roller coasters with tight berms to gnarly rock gardens, it's really hard to get bored here. I was really lucky and rode a couple days after snow and rain moved through, so the red dirt was packed and tacky as all get-out.

I would definitely recommend Red Hill to any intermediate/experienced riders passing through on their way through to Fruita or Moab. If this system was bigger, it would have the same reputation as Buff Creek or Hartman Rocks, and to be honest, I think it would be better because of the dirt. I'll be visiting next Spring just to explore the area some more.

Similar Trail: Hartman Rocks

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Epic


October 22, 2012
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This is a hugely entertaining trail network. The map in the photos shows Blue Ribbon as blue, but it's more like black n' blue. The combination of sustained grade and technical moves will challenge most anyone. Still, it's the easiest way up. Once up top, there are a number of roller coaster loops or extended descents and climbs to keep you entertained. The descent on the west side of Blue Ribbon is not to be missed! (if you don't mind a sizable drop or two and some tight switchbacks)

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Gnarly

May 17, 2011
 
Review: This is a fantastic trail network. Rode here again this week and is becoming the local ride until the snow melts in the mountains. Great technical climb up Three Gulch trail to Bogus to Elk Traverse to Northside Loop. Counter-clockwise seems to have more flow than the other direction. Outer Loop is a fun trail to add a little more distance to the ride. Then retracked back down to car. Get an early start on weekends, as the way up is heavily used by all.

Similar Trail: Schultz Creek

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Trailblazer

April 15, 2010
 
Review: Tough climb up Three Gulch with really rewarding singletrack at first plateau. Blue Ribbon, Faerie, Bogus - all rolling singletrack with not much climbing. First timers should bring a map/plan out their route. BE READY FOR MULTI-USE on the CLIMB!

Similar Trail: Hall Ranch, MOAB Brand, ???

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Gnarly

May 4, 2009
 
Review: Fantastic trail network. Kudos to those that engineered this great ride. Up Three Gulch to Blue Ribbon (r) to Bogus (r) to Elk Travese to Jct. w/ Northside Loop. Take No. side Loop in clockwise direcetion for faster more fun descent. Can also be ridden other direction. Return same way to Bogus/Elk Traverse intersection. Option 1: return same route. Option 2: Take Faerie Trail on the right up to Blue Ribbon (r) onto Skeetrers Ridge up to Mushroom Rock down Rollercoaster to familiar terrain back DOWN to the parking area. EPIC!.

Similar Trail: Prime Cut , Kessel Run ,Frontside ,J.E.M ,Mack Ridge, Chicken Corners

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Gnarly

May 4, 2009
 
Review: Fantastic trail network. Kudos to those that engineered this great ride. Up Three Gulch to Blue Ribbon (r) to Bogus (r) to Elk Travese to Jct. w/ Northside Loop. Take No. side Loop in clockwise direcetion for faster more fun descent. Can also be ridden other direction. Return same way to Bogus/Elk Traverse intersection. Option 1: return same route. Option 2: Take Faerie Trail on the right up to Blue Ribbon (r) onto Skeetrers Ridge up to Mushroom Rock down Rollercoaster to familiar terrain back DOWN to the parking area. EPIC!.

Similar Trail: Prime Cut , Kessel Run ,Frontside ,J.E.M ,Mack Ridge, Chicken Corners

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Red Hill MTB Trail 4.63 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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