Red Canyon #118


The Red Canyon Trail #118 begins on Forest Service Road #549, State Draw Road, and ends at Forest Service Road #540, Old Highway 90. The trail mostly follows an old two track for the first 1.7 miles through a dense forest of spruce/fir, open meadows and aspen groves. In about 3.2 miles, it reaches the rim of Red Canyon and begins to switchback down the canyon towards Red Canyon Creek.  After crossing the creek, it climbs out of the drainage and continues on a more gradual descent to FSR #540. This trail provides beautiful view of the Wilson Mountain Range and Lone Cone.

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At a Glance

Open Season: May - November
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bikes. Open to motorcycles from July 1-Labor Day.
Closest Towns: Montrose, CO
Operated By: Norwood Ranger District

General Information


From Montrose: Travel west on Highway 90 for approximately 23.1 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road #549, State Draw Road, approximately 0.1 miles past FSR #402, South Divide Road. Turn south on FSR #549 and continue for approximately 1 miles. The trail begins on the west side of the road where there is parking and an information kiosk.


T. 47 N; R. 12 W; Section: 23. U.S.G.S. Map: Antone Spring. Elevation: 9,600 feet. Latitude: N38.30, Longitude: W-108.16.



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OHV Trail Riding

Open to single track motorcycles from July 1-Labor Day.

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
7.3 miles

  Elevation : 
8,053 - 9,779 ft.


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