Radical Hill

Montezuma, Colorado (Summit County)

Last Updated: 08/07/2019
5 / 5 ( 25 reviews )
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Status:
Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 07/16 - 10/31
Length: 2.56 miles
Highest Elevation: 12649 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Montezuma
Nearest Town w/ Services: Keystone
Official Road Name: 286
Management Agency: White River National Forest
District: Dillon Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Radical Hill
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!

Route Information

Technical Rating

( DIFFICULT - SEVERE )

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Waypoints

1. FS 286 (0 mi)
Start Radical Hill at FS 286 off of Webster Pass heading west.

Directions to Trailhead

From the South: Take Highway 285 from Denver past Grant, then turn right on County Road 60. You will see signs to both Webster Pass and Red Cone at just over 5 miles. Either one will take you to Radical Hill after you have driven over the summits. Red Cone will connect back to Webster Pass where you will continue heading west. Once you have dropped back down into the trees, cross the creek, and the trail will be immediately on your left. From the North: Take Montezuma Road from Keystone through the town of Montezuma. Look for signs directing towards Webster Pass on your left. Turn left on Bullion Mine Road. Follow this up over the first creek crossing and look for forest road 286 on your right. If you reach the second creek crossing you have just passed it.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (38)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Anyone done this in a full-size F150? I know it would be close, but wondering if it is possible.
–Nick Obletz (06/19/2018)
–Iceman 99 (01/08/2022)
–Todd (06/19/2018)

Writer Information

Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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