Red Mountain Trail #25

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

In the fall (October) the colored leaves at the top of the trail are quite colorful.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: April through December
Information Center: Clifton Ranger District
(928) 687-8600
TTY: (928) 687-1807

General Information

Directions: From the Rose Peak turnoff on Highway 191, follow the old road around the north side of the picnic table for about a mile to the beginning of the trail.
General Notes:
  • Rose Peak Lookout tower, elevation 8700 feet, is plainly visible to the west from the top of Red Mountain at the end of the trail.
  • During the summer it is quite common to find millions of ladybugs at high elevations.

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Day Hiking

In the fall (October) the colored leaves at the top of the trail are quite colorful. A small stand of flaming red maple leaves joins the oak and a few aspen to make a fine display.

Trail Log:

  • 0.0 Trail begins in a forest of pines and oak and drops 1000' in about two miles where there are fewer tall trees and mostly brush.
  • 1.0 Junction Trail #32
  • 3.8 Do Nothing Spring
  • 4.0 Switchbacks go up to about 7350 feet. Follow ridge to top of mountain.
  • 7.0 Top of Red Mountain at about 8000 feet

USGS Maps: Rose Peak - 325NE

Elevation desc 6,800 feet to 8,000 feet
Best Season: April through December
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
6.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
6,800 feet - 8,000 feet