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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
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Description: This trail is short but steep, and rewards bikers with a fast trip down.

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"Hike to the Cross"

We locals call it the "Hike to the Cross" and I've made the ascent many times over the years. Allow several hours to get up and down, unless your into fitness and running and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We locals call it the "Hike to the Cross" and I've made the ascent many times over the years. Allow several hours to get up and down, unless your into fitness and running and don't have slow pokes in your group. Please bring plenty of water and wear good walking shoes. Great vistas and if you can find someone who... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've been hiking, skiing and biking this trail for 5 decades and never, ever tire of it. I started hiking it because it was just out my door, I had a dog and we both needed to off-load some energy at the end of the day. It drew me in and, before I knew it, I was in love. It... More 

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Cedar Creek, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice enjoyable hike. Took our time and enjoyed the views. Not too difficult. There's a road if you are uncomfortable with the hiking trail. Would do it again.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A wonderful experience for our daughter's boyfriend from Estonia, who had never been to the U.S. Red Mountain with it's easier access (for a wheelchair) allowed him to experience some of Glenwood's true beauty! He was even fortunate to spot a beautiful young buck along the trail. One of our family's favorite hikes.

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DrPlumber
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I rode my mountain bike up the Red Mountain trail this morning. I found it very enjoyable! Excellent views. Steep but manageable climb. Glad I had good brakes for the descent. I had about an hour to kill before the grand kids were up to go to the adventure park. I did not complete the summit but I must have... More 

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Marble
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There are about a half dozen trails that begin in Glenwood Springs and climb the mountains that border the town. Red Mountain is one of the most popular. We like it for the great workout (about fifteen hundred feet of vertical in a couple of miles) and the views of town and Mt. Sopris.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Also called the Jeanne Golay Trail. The length is listed differently online and in the local map but the trail head sign says it is 3.5 miles. I think that is one way (sure felt like it :) ) I walked to the trail head from the hot springs pool - 1.7 mile each way - very easy pleasant walk.On... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

About a three mile walk, each way, to the cross on top of Red Mountain. Several choices, up the road, up the fairly well maintained though not well signed, trails. City owned so dogs are supposed to be on a leash. Excellent view of Glenwood from several rest stops.

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Houma, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

My family and I hiked Red Mountain Trail June 2013. This was my first time on this trail. Half our party hiked the "hard" trail (strenuous hiking up a small trail up the mountain) and my half took the "easy" trail. The "easy" was still quite difficult, and this version of the trail is the trail that you see outlined... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The trail is mostly a gravel road that winds around Red Mountain up past an old, long abandoned, ski area. In a few spots the trail takes off around the front of the mountain and eventually meets back up with the road. You can hike up a couple of easy miles and come out on several levels to overlooks that... More 

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Address: Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs

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