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The red-rock landscape of Red Hill Recreation Area is most popular for its fantastic hiking, running and mountain biking. A complex system of singletrack trails offers routes for users of any skill level. Some trails are smooth and easily conquered, while others are rugged and challenging. With views of Mushroom Rock and the stunning landscapes of Crystal Valley and Roaring Fork Valley, visitors will love Red Hill.

Recommended Routes in Red Hill - 1

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Favorite The ladies enjoy an evening romp through the sage meadows of the backside of Red Hill. Photo by Ann Driggers
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Hill Loop

6.2 mi 10.0 km 1,139' Up 347.11 m Up 1,137' Down 346.49 m Down

Carbondale, CO

Red Hill Running

  • 24 Miles 39 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Red Hill - 11

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Elk Traverse
Difficult
Carbondale, CO
Difficult
Carbondale, CO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Sutey Ranch North Loop Access Trail
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Mushroom Rock
Intermediate/Difficult
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Carbondale, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Blue Ribbon Trail
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
4.9 mi 7.9 km #5Northside Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Carbondale, CO
2.6 mi 4.1 km #6Persey's Big Top
Difficult
Carbondale, CO
Difficult
Carbondale, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Three Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Skeeter's Ridge
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Faerie Trail
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Bogus Trail
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #11Outer Loop
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO
Intermediate
Carbondale, CO

Photos of Red Hill - 12

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The ladies enjoy an evening romp through the sage meadows of the backside of Red Hill. Photo by Ann Driggers
Apr 6, 2015 near Carbondale, CO
Nothing but fun off the top of Red Hill. Photo by Ann Driggers
Apr 6, 2015 near Carbondale, CO
The Maroon Belles Running Club starting their work day right. Photo - Shana Light.
May 4, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
View of Mt. Sopris.
May 19, 2019 near Carbondale, CO
Old ranch
May 19, 2019 near Carbondale, CO
Green meadow
May 19, 2019 near Carbondale, CO
Meadow along the trail.
May 19, 2019 near Carbondale, CO
View from the top.
Aug 16, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
View about 75 percent up the trail.
Aug 16, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
Indian paintbrush flower
May 19, 2019 near Carbondale, CO
A look down at the Mushroom Rock trail around the steepest sections.
Apr 3, 2015 near Carbondale, CO
Mushroom Rock. A Carbondale landmark & a killer viewpoint.
Apr 3, 2015 near Carbondale, CO