Red View  
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USGS 7.5' Map: Hahns Peak
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 4 FR413.1B 1.40 9,200 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Routt
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Routt National Forest,
Hahns Peak / Bears Ears Ranger District
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9315
970-870-2299
Summary: Red View heads south from Twin Mountain, FR413, road as a short side loop.
Attractions: Side loop 4WD road off of the Twin Mountain 4WD road.
Seasonal
Closure:
Forest Service - from December 2 to June 14
Best Time: June - May be drifted in the trees
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - May be snowed in
Trail Heads
Accessed:

Camping: There are dispersed campsites at the north end of the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the road networks north of Hanhs Peak.
Fall Colors: Very Good - Lots of aspen groves at the north end of the 4WD road.
Navigation: From Hahns Peak Village, CO, head northwest on County Road 129 toward Lucky Camp Lane for 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 550 and go 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 413, Twin Mountain road, and go 0.08 miles. Turn left to start FR413.1B, Red View road.
History:
Description:
Starting from the north end off of the Twin Mountain, FR413, road you will be on a two track in a thick aspen forest. After a half mile the road will cross some open areas.
Heading across an open area

photo by:
Adam M

After heading into the trees again you will have to cross a few water holes, if it has been raining, that populate the dips in the landscape. After the water holes the road will narrow a bit and climb up onto more rocky terrain.
Rougher section

photo by:
Adam M

You will be climbing up to higher elevation through the forest. There will be a muddy spot in the trees before entering an opening with a small rocky section to climb. The road will make a left turn and then shortly you will have to drive around a sweeping curve below a large tailing pile. In dry weather this would not present any kind of problem. If it has been raining, as it had when I drove the road, this curving climb will present a slippery muddy challenge. Luckily the slope of the road is toward the tailing pile, not away from it.
Climbing around the tailing pile

photo by:
Adam M

Climbing around the tailing pile

photo by:
Adam M

Once past the tailing pile curve you will climb up across an open area before making a left turn onto a level section of road.
After muddy climb

photo by:
Adam M

The road will go a short distance before coming to an intersection. Here you will turn right and head up hill. The left is a short dead end spur. Red Veiw gets a bit steep here as it climbs up to a sharp hairpin switchback. After the switchback you will climb a bit more through the forest before connecting with Twin Mountain, FR413, road again.
Data updated - March 17, 2024     4WD Road driven - September 4, 2023     Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2024