Welcome to Red Cliff, Colorado

Call for Reservations: 970-471-8491

20 minutes from downtown Vail, Red Cliff is a town rich with history. Established in 1879, Red Cliff is one of the few remaining outpost where visitors can still experience Colorado the way it was meant to be experienced. Unlike the over commercialized ski towns nearby, you wont find pools or hot tubs or room service. What you will find is a rustic atmosphere filled with great music, real people, local artisans, and some of the best comfort food in the region.


Known as the “Gateway to the Rockies,” RMAR provides the only direct access to the Vail Pass Recreation Area from Red Cliff. Vail Pass has over 55,000 acres of pristine, non-commercialized backcountry that sits just on the other side of the famous back bowls of Vail. While skiers are standing in line at the local resorts, guests of RMAR are running powder lines at will. No lift lines, no waiting. For anyone looking for a truly unique experience and a new world to explore, Red Cliff is a bucket list must have.

Vail Pass Recreation Area

The Vail Pass Recreation Area includes over 55,000 acres of terrain that has been designated for motorized use and includes the historical site of Camp Hale where the 10th Mountain Division trained during WWll. In 2022, President Joe Biden designated Camp Hale a National Monument and with RMAR, you can now explore the entirety of the Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument directly out of Red Cliff. As for the pass itself, it is a popular destination for all forms of summer and winter recreation. 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.

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.

The RMAR Red Cliff Experience

Having partnered with the town of Red Cliff, Mangos Restaurant, and The Green Bridge Inn, Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals provides guests with a once-in-a-lifetime, individualized, and all inclusive experience. Guests of RMAR are free to explore on their own, on their schedule, to create their adventure. In many ways, Vail Pass is an uncharted territory, inaccessible to most. RMAR makes the inaccessible, accessible and provides an experience that cannot be duplicated.


Direct Access to Vail Pass Trails

20 Minutes from Downtown Vail

Green Bridge Inn Guests Receive 10% Off RMAR Rentals

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

Where is Red Cliff Colorado?

Red Cliff is tucked away just off the Colorado scenic byway (HWY 24) known as Tennessee Pass and is only 20 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 partnerships 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 at 970-471-8491 and we will help you coordinate your entire trip. 

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Mangos Restaurant

Mangos Restaurant Red Cliff Colorado

Known for its fish tacos and burgers, Mangos Restaurant is also considered one of the best music venues in the Central Rockies. In the summer months, the 3rd floor offers an outdoor deck for dining, live music, and provides some of the best views in town. In the winter months, using the popular igloos, the 3rd floor offers intimate outdoor dining for small groups and families, the 2nd floor is converted to a concert venue while the main dining area and bar remains on the first floor. All guests of RMAR receive 10% off their food bill on the day of their rentals.

Red Cliff Colorado: 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.