You will know that you are on the correct trail
right away as you pass by this large mine just as you are leaving
Animal Forks ghost town. Though I did not see any fences this must
be open range land because of the sheep we passed.
The trail becomes some what steep as you get close to California Pass. Make sure there are no
Jeeps in front of you as you start up on you ATV or Motorcycle because there is not much room for
you to pass them.
At the pass there is a small area to park and there are many photo opportunities of the
At Como Lake the trail splits once again. If you are not street
legal you will have
to go to the right of the wrecked truck to keep from back tracking, if you are street legal go left to continue to Corkscrew Gulch.
Even if you are not street legal I would recommend continuing on the trail to the
Red Mountain Area.
1 and 2 are similar in appearance to Red Cone Peak but the trail is easier and
the mountains are much bigger.
If you notice the creek coming from the Red Mountain area you will see that it is
the same color as the mountains.
The trail ends at Hwy 550 and there is a parking area there. If you are not street
this is the end of the line for you. If you are turn left to go to Black Bear Pass or turn right
to go to California Gulch for the completion of the Alpine Loop.