October 1, 2013
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.