Ptarmigan Road

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Red Cliff, Colorado (Eagle County)
Last Updated: 06/11/2023

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Located in the White River National Forest just above the historical Camp Hale, this trail provides users with endless amazing views of the Sawatch Mountains and takes you up a stunning dirt road drive that ends at one of the incredible 10th Mountain Division Huts. Not to be confused with the popular Ptarmigan Pass, Ptarmigan Road is a dead-end trail spur off of Resolution Road. Because this is not a through road, this trail is often overlooked by recreational users and provides a bit more seclusion. Two fantastic overlooks with plenty of open space will stomp exclamation points on your adventure down this off-road trail. Additionally, if you are in the Leadville or Red Cliff area and you are looking for an easy, short trail that will give you an epic sunset, this should be at the top of your list.

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