Radical Hill

5/5 (42 reviews)
Montezuma, Colorado (Summit County)
Last Updated: 08/07/2019
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A short, narrow, white-knuckle 4wd climb with several tight switchbacks leading to amazing views above 12,600 feet. Not recommended for full width vehicles, but great for anything else!

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (42 reviews)
Joel
1000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

A lifted vehicle with bigger tires will make the first half of this trail easier considering the two obstacles in the beginning are exposed rock and can be very difficult without the perfect line. The second half of this trail is very steep and narrow in places, and will be easier with a smaller vehicle. I agree with the guide that this should be run uphill considering there are a couple long stretches with zero room for passing, and downhill would be a lot more difficult overall.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great run. One tiny spot felt tippy. Didn’t hit more that 20 degrees roll and at narrowest still had 6 inches of room. Rock obstacles were fun too. Easier than rated.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

What a great trail! My JKU on 35s and my buddy's Ford F-150 on 35s ran this trail a couple of weeks ago. There are two rudimentary obstacles that are fun. The "tippy spot" that most talk about did not feel that bad to me. The actual shelf road was fun and not as spooky to me as Black Bear Pass or Devil's Punchbowl, but you need to be paying attention and take your time. Just like all the trails in this area, the view are incredible and I will be running this trail again! 100% recommend it!
Matt
4750
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

As soon as you start this trail (from the bottom) it becomes evident that your on another level from the other trails in the area. Big chunky rocks litter the road making drivers choose the easiest or harder lines. It climbs quickly but the driving is slow and bumpy. There are two major obstacles that can’t be avoided and I would rate this 6/7 as even the easiest line is not easy on these two rocky obstacles. Right after these the challenge becomes the steep, narrow shelf road to the top. Not difficult but slow going and one spot is extremely narrow so pay attention and move slow. A couple more steep switchbacks and a very steep ascent leads you to the top! AMAZING
Trail Review: Radical Hill - Matt
Trail Review: Radical Hill - Matt
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Checked out this trail after Webster Pass. Trail is open all the way to the top. Great view from the top. 13 JKUR with 2.5 lift on 35" made it up with no issue. Had to be very selective with line choice in a few spots.

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