Area Status: Open Red Mountain, located in the Coconino National Forest of northern Arizona, 25 miles northwest of Flagstaff, is a volcanic cinder cone that rises 1,000 feet above the surrounding landscape. Standing south of Manitou Springs, Red Mountain (7375 ft / 2248 m) can be accessed by a short but rewarding hike. I showed up at the trailhead early on a Sunday morning, expecting to do the up-and-back shown on that map, adding the short spur to the Chinkapin Oak and then visiting the Moore Lookout. This one is much older, but that’s not what makes it unique. Deep crimson and tan rocks, rolling grasslands, and sandy washes await you at Red Mountain Open Space, a 15,780-acre open Some remains of the summit structures can still be seen. starts out as paved but quickly turns into a dirt road that is the easiest option for all users on the mountain, and is a good option for side by side social time with friends and family. Hike Red Mountain Trail #43 begins after 0.95 mi on Charcoal Gulch Trail #9419. Start at the Iron Springs trailhead for Paul Intemann trail. The centerpiece of this hike is Red Mountain, which erupted about 740,000 years ago. Red Mountain (C) : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. Overview Red Mountain (C) is the third highest peak named Red Mountain in the State of Colorado, at an elevation of 13,229' it is also the 456th highest peak overall in the state. The Red Mountain Trail holds some of the most incredible views of any hike in Southern Utah. Red Mountain Trails, LLC 27314 Ambassador PR NE Benton City, WA 1-509-948-0080 The trail starts out well defined but fades as you ascend. 135 Trip Reports for this trail, below Be prepared for a long, steep hike on pine needles when tackling Red Mountain. Red Mountain used to have its own incline train just like the more famous Manitou Incline. This trail can be done on foot, or horseback. The Red Mountain Jeanne Golay Trail (aka Red Mt. The trail cuts through all different types of vegetation and scenery. Red Mountain (Painted Mountain) Hike Info. A quick search for Red Mountain turned up the informative Mary Moore Preserve homepage maintained by the Sharon Land Trust, which included a handy-dandy trail map. It is unusual in having the shape of a "U," and in lacking the symmetrical shape of most cinder cones. At the 0.9-mile point, Red Mountain Trail spins off to the right at an easy-to-miss junction. By comparison, Sunset Crater, the well-known volcano just north of Flagstaff, erupted around A.D. 1050. A sign there marks the start of the trail. The scenery changes quickly as you enter a forest of Arizona White Oaks.Unfortunately, my favorite oak segment is over near or soon after a gate at 0.5 miles. The trail passes along the Snow Canyon Overlook, which is a site to behold, and carries along through wilderness area that few have seen. Red Mountain Open Space is open to the public for the spring, summer, and fall months. You will see a sign for Red Mountain and a dirt road leading off to the west. Rd.) Hikers, runners, and mountain bikers love the views and trail experiences available on Red Mountain. Follow this a short distance (about a mile) until it ends at a parking area. Red Mountain. The Management Plan for Red Mountain Open Space requires closures to the public December 1 to March 1 because of winter weather changes and the wildlife requirements. But your trek will pay off with a lunch spot in flower-strewn meadows and spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. 159. Red Mountain Trail No. Overview Runs between Charcoal Gulch Trail #9419 on the lower end up to the middle of Prospector Trail #42. 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