Turn off the trail and ascend a boot path for as long as possible. This is where the scramble route begins. This mountain gets its name from the obvious red color of the rock that it is composed of. When dry, this roughly 40 degree incline is mostly a walk-up with hands needed here and there. Most people ride the Pacific Crest trail all the way but there is a nice shortcut option on the old Cascade Crest trail. There are some nice camping options in the surrounding area but really Red Mountain is only a day trip. Ski-mountaineer Monika Johnson was killed when she walked out onto the cornice and it broke off. The best climbing season is June through October just like most other mountains in the Washington cascades. Also enough folks scramble up to the summit each year that most of the loose stuff has been knocked out of the way. Camera thumbnails of the five most-viewed passes; Text only version of mountain pass report; Snow Depth Reports; I-90 Construction Impacts; Winter Driving Tips; Mountain pass email updates; Follow the mountain pass Twitter feed. The first five miles are on well-maintained trail passing through old growth with areas of blueberries and salmonberries. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The first 4.5 miles or so of the route has a gradual 2000 foot elevation gain, but the last half mile on the west slope contains 900 feet or elevation gain and is a very enjoyable rock scramble at an inclination between 30-40 degrees nearly all the way to the summit. The boot track is easier to follow on the way down. This is a big parking lot with one public toilet. Cascade Crest Shortcut (7 miles round-trip)From the parking lot follow the broad PCT east for a hundred yards or so. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Red Mountain Pass elevation 11,018 ft (3,358 m) is a mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States. Trailhead Co-ordinates: 47.4290, -121.4147 Open map in new window. Trail Planning Takes Time: Scouting Trails in the Teanaway Community Forest. This scramble alternates between Class 2 and Class 3. Mt. There's no real exposure to worry about either. From Seattle drive I-90 to exit 52, signed for Snoqualmie Pass West. Parking there does not require a Northwest Forest Pass. If you come to the small pond, you've probably gone 300 yards too far. I think there is a symbol for a horse on the sign. "Any way of seeing the world is good, so long as one returns." She fell 800 feet to her death. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. There is a safe pull out for parking across the highway. See weather forecast. Red Mountain Pass is the stunning 11,018-foot summit of the Million Dollar Highway in Southwest Colorado. The mine closed in 1982 and … Turn left at the stop sign and cross under the freeway. When this happens, just scramble up to the summit. Trail Planning Takes Time: Scouting Trails in the Teanaway Community Forest. 207S map, Buy the Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. This trail has been abandoned, though it once provided connection between the Commonwealth Creek Trail and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association 3. There are two crossings. --Nicolas Bouvier, The Southwest Ridge and West Slope (left), Red Mountain And Kendal Peak Seen From Lundin Peak, Red Mountain Seen From Commonwealth Basin, Red Mountain Seen From The Kendall Katwalk, Routes (52), Climber's Log Entries Turn left towards Red Pass and Red Mountain. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' This is where the scramble route begins. Guidebooks & Maps. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, Buy the Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. To climb Red Mountain only requires 2900 feet of elevation gain. The boot track is easier to follow on the way down. You want cold and clear conditions, and you should get a pre-dawn start. Just before the first crossing, a small offshoot path leads down to the left where you can view a small waterfall and pool. Motorists will experience minor delays this week due to lane closures. Red Pass (#1033) Mt. Refundable Pass Option must be purchased concurrently with the season pass. Getting to the base of the mountain takes most of the time and effort. Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass. Red Pass Map & Directions. The Red Mountain Pass, elevation 11,018 ft., is where the wooden head frames and trestles of the old Idarado Mine are still visible. It is not steep enough to require a second tool, but knowledge of crampons and ice axe are important. Turn left onto this unmaintained section of the old Cascade Crest trail. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. As you may already know, red rock in the cascades is usually an indicator of poor quality with multiple intersecting fracture lines. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 When this happens, just scramble up to the summit. Another benefit of parking at the Summit West lot is that your car will be out in the open and less likely to be broken into. From the top the various peaks in the Snoqualmie Pass area are visible. All Rights Reserved. Turn left onto trail 1033, Commonwealth Creek Trail, towards Red Pass and Red Mountain. "Also beware of cornice danger on or around the summit. For example, the Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, Green Trails 207S Snoqualmie Pass Gateway, You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Just past this sign on the left is the first junction. A steep scramble up Red Mountain. View Red Mountain (Snoqualmie) Image Gallery - 52 Images. We didn't hike around it but did stop a few times along the way to enjoy the views and take some pictures. Even if the cairn has been removed, there should still be a large rock right in the middle of the path (this may also have been removed recently). While still a walk-up, you can test your vertigo on the last 1000 feet while climbing the red west slope of Red Peak. As you may already know, red rock in the cascades is usually an indicator of poor quality with multiple intersecting fracture lines. Take the spur road immediately on your right and shortly thereafter, another right will lead to the parking lot for the PCT. From the top the various peaks in the Snoqualmie Pass area are visible. I-90 both directions milepost 34 North Bend to 136 Vantage: There are a number of maintenance and construction work zones between North Bend and Vantage. At some point the rough boot track will become difficult to see and follow. Snoqualmie Pass on I-90. (47), Comments 2. A tragic accident happened on February 1st of 2011. 207 map. Five Most Viewed Mountain Pass Cameras. Conditions: Pass open. Driving along Highway 550 between Durango & Ouray we came across Red Mountain Pass and it really stands out because it's so unique to see a mountain that looks like this in Colorado.

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