4th of July Canyon

5/5 (19 reviews)
There is a discrepancy between the Motor Vehicle Use Map and the signage along this trail. The MVUM is the legal binding document showing the first half as a 50" and under trail and not legal for full size vehicles, as where the on trail signage states otherwise. Due to the nature of the MVUM being... Read More
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Highlights of 4th of July Canyon

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Forest Category Icon Forest
Snow Wheeling Category Icon Snow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
10022 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
05/01 - 12/31
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
490
Nearest Town
Red River
Nearest Services
Red River
Management Agency
Carson National Forest
District
Questa District

Overview

There is a discrepancy between the Motor Vehicle Use Map and the signage along this trail. The MVUM is the legal binding document showing the first half as a 50" and under trail and not legal for full size vehicles, as where the on trail signage states otherwise. Due to the nature of the MVUM being the legal document, we advise that this trail is 50" and under. We are working with the Forest Service to determine if the signage is correct, or if the map is correct. Old Red River Pass Trail is closed for repair. Forest Road 488 is the only Entrance and Exit for Full Size Vehicles at this time. Remember to Stay on Forest Road 488 as it borders Enchanted Circle Cross Country Skiing Area which are not trails open to motorized use! 4th of July Canyon is a "choose your own adventure style of trail." You can make it as challenging or easy as you want. Photo opportunities abound of the Sangre de Christo mountains and spacious meadows.

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7 Waypoints
23 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
19 Community Reviews
1 Video
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