Webster & Red Cone Passes are truly amazing destinations within reach of Denver for single day tours. Not only will you enjoy staggering views, alpine tundra and utterly “bald” mountain tops; but you will also experience some of Central Colorado’s best 4 wheeling. A number of other Jeep trails can be accessed from this same area including: Sante Fe Peak, Deer Creek, Glacier Mountain, Saint Johns and Radical Hill.
Late summer (mid July/August) wildflowers become quite thick within the high altitude basin of these mountain peaks. This explosion of blooms makes for a good place to eat a picnic lunch and work on our closeup/macro photography.
While the “Summit County side” of the pass is relatively lush with vegetation and streams, the “Park County” side is a sight you likely have never seen before. Crumbled mountain sides void of life, tower above our road boasting a bright red earth that looks like you might be visiting Mars. Unlike Mars this is not a lifeless area. It is not uncommon to come across some of Colorado’s photogenic wildlife… Mountain Goats, marmots, chipmunks, eagles and a variety of songbirds frequent this area.