Colorado: Red Cone/Webster?
Posted June 27, 2003 - 05:38 AM
Is it ridable?
How about Radical Hill?
Specifically, the intersection between Red Cone and Webster can have a big snow drift on it until mid July during a normal year. However, this year has been VERY WET. So I'm wondering if it will be passable until August?
We need a guinea pig to check it out!
Bryan in Denver...
Posted June 27, 2003 - 06:41 AM
We will likely head that way to see how far we can get.
Posted June 27, 2003 - 06:52 AM
I really doubt either are passable now.
Posted June 27, 2003 - 07:34 AM
If you do go up and can get over Red Cone, you have 2 choices. Lower your bike down the snow drift at Webster Pass with tow ropes. Or you can ride Radical Hill/South Fork of the Swann/Georgia Pass back to Hall Valley.
I'm going to go the end of July or the beginning of August. It's my favorite ride because of the views.
Posted June 27, 2003 - 07:40 AM
Posted June 27, 2003 - 05:01 PM
Posted June 28, 2003 - 12:23 PM
Red Cone can be a little intimidating when you go down. It's supposed to be a one way trail down which is why we posted as to how you can get around the snow drift if Red Cone is open.
The picture is looking from the top of Red Cone down on Webster Pass and Radical Hill is in the background.
Posted June 28, 2003 - 07:18 PM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 05:54 AM
I rode near there last week. Webster pass is barely open, but you can't get to Middle Fork from there. North fork (from Breckenridge) still has a snow drift past Wise Mountain Inn. I didn't try Middle Fork because I'm sure it has the same kind of snow drift at the top. I got through that drift 2 years ago on my third high speed attempt. I'll try it again in a few weeks as normally the 3rd week of July, the snow banks are gone. Radical hill usually has the last snow banks. Coming from 285 you'll probably hit the mother of all snow banks the last 50 feet from the saddle of Red Cone.
Posted July 01, 2003 - 07:11 AM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 07:42 AM
Posted July 03, 2003 - 04:53 AM
He said Red Cone was closed with the metal Forest Service gate. He did make it a ways up Webster Pass breaking through multiple drifts but there is a 200+ yard long snow drift covering the pass. Looks like quite a while before this will be open.
He also rode from Hall Valley towards the town of Jefferson. He said many of the off shoot trails have been closed. The river crossing was close to 4 feet deep and one trials bike was submerged.
Posted July 07, 2003 - 03:50 AM
Bryan in Denver...
Posted July 08, 2003 - 04:50 AM
I'm sure in another couple of weeks it will be open enough to ride over Radical Hill and possibly Webster Pass as well.
Posted July 25, 2003 - 10:10 AM