Shrine Pass

Redcliff, Colorado 81228

Shrine Pass

Shrine Pass Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Views of Mount Holy Cross from the west side of Shrine Pass. Short walk to observation deck/outdoor chapel (handicap accessible). Popular area for mountain biking and hiking. Snow lingers at Shrine Pass (11,089 ft.) often well into July.

Gates at each end of Shrine Pass Road may open before entire road is clear of snow. Early in the season you may not be able to reach Red Cliff. West end of Shrine Pass Road best for ATVs. Suitable for passenger cars to the observation deck. Road gets narrower and rougher as you descend towards Red Cliff. This portion can get muddy and 4-wheel drive may be necessary."

Shrine Pass Trip Reports

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Easy, fun, and very scenic trail. Took it in the pouring rain, this caused a few slick spots. Any 4x4 could make this trail, as long as you stay on the main trail. Found some very thick mud on side trails off of main trail, too much for my 35" x 12.5" x 18" Procomp Xterrains. I might have continued through the thick stuff if not alone, but feared that I might not see anything that could pull out my lifted Duramax. I would definitely recommend this trail to any novice offroader.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
About 1 hour
Spring through fall; when snow free
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; White River National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Vail, Frisco, Dillon #108
Local Maps

Trail Log