Welcome to Red Cliff, Colorado

Call for Reservations: 970-471-8491

Vail Pass Recreation District includes over 66,000 acres of terrain that has been designated for motorized use. A popular destination for all forms of summer and winter recreation, the pass itself offers a variety of terrain both above and below tree line. Our Red Cliff location provides direct access to the trail systems and as a backcountry safety measure, we provide all rentals with GPS tracking units so that we know where you are at any given time.  Vail Pass is managed by the White River National Forest and does experience seasonal closures. Before planning your trip, give us a call at 970-471-8491 to confirm dates. For more on Vail Pass, click this link: Vail Pass Recreation District.

About Red Cliff

Call for Reservations: 970-471-8491

During warm months, if you’re looking for a scenic tour, one of the great offerings in the Vail area can be found through our Red Cliff location. Immediately upon leaving our office location in the quaint little town of Red Cliff, you will encounter the Shrine Pass Trail. The trail offers numerous viewings of wildflower meadows and piney woodlands during the summer months and is especially popular as a sightseeing route during the autumn months. In the winter time, Shrine Pass is a favorite spot for snowmobiling and snowshoeing with spectacular views of Mt. Holy Cross available all year round. Of course, a great cap to a day on the trail will be returning to our send-off location in Red Cliff where a delicious meal awaits you at Mango’s Mountain Grill. Lots of fan favorites include the spicy chili and soups, fresh salads, char-grilled burgers and fries, and an enviable selection of craft beer and spirits. Regardless of the time of year Shrine Pass always brings an exciting time of adventure riding suitable for the whole family.


Direct Access to Vail Pass Trails

25 Minutes from Downtown Vail

Green Bridge Inn Guests Receive 10% Off RMAR Rentals

RMAR Customers Receive 10% Off Food Bill at Mango's Restaurant

Rentals out of Red Cliff:

All Red Cliff rentals are Unguided. A trail map and GPS beacon are provided. Vail Pass is easy to navigate even for novice riders.

Where is Red Cliff Colorado?

Originally settled as a small mining camp back in 1879, Red Cliff Colorado is now known as the Gateway to the Rockies. The town is tucked away just off the Colorado scenic byway (HWY 24) known as Tennessee Pass and is just 15 minutes outside of the world class ski area of Vail Colorado. With direct access to the Vail Pass Recreation District via Turkey Creek road and with its close proximity to the Eagle River and White River National Forest, the Town of Red Cliff is the ideal base camp for outdoor enthusiast and outdoor exploration.

What To Do in Red Cliff:

Outdoor activities include: Hiking, Mountain Biking, climbing, Fly Fishing, White Water Kayaking, four-wheeling, RZR ATV touring, Dirt Biking, Snowmobiling, Timbersledding, and Cross Country Skiing.

Red Cliff Colorado location map

Lodging and Corporate Groups:

Having recently partnered with the Green Bridge Inn and Mango’s Restaurant, our Red Cliff location can accommodate corporate groups, wedding parties, bachelor parties, family reunions, and more. The hotel offers 14 rooms and is open year-round. For catered packages, please give us a call and we will help make your group trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Learn More About Green Bridge Inn

Green Bridge Inn

Red Cliff Colorado: Vail Pass Map

Vail Pass Map

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I park in Red Cliff?

Red Cliff is a very small community with limited parking. If you are coming up for the day with a trailer, it is recommended that you park outside of town at either the Camp Hale trail head or at the top of Vail Pass off of I-70, Ext… If you are visiting RMAR, Mango’s Restaurant or the Green Bridge Inn, there are available parking spaces for guests only. Any vehicles parked along the streets are subject to fines and or towing


Does Red Cliff allow snowmobiles and RZRs on the streets?

Under no circumstances are you allowed to ride or drive snowmobiles or RZR ATVs of any kind on the streets or anywhere within town limits. Only locals with proper permits can use the roads with their own machines.