BENSON’S CABIN - FSR 758
Length: 1.9 miles (one way) Trail Use: Low
Difficulty: More Difficult Open To: 4WD, OHV, Biking, Hiking
Beginning Elevation: 9,612 ft. Ending Elevation: 10,903 ft.
Elevation Gain: +1291 ft. USGS Map(s): Red Cliff
Access from Vail: From I-70, take Exit 171 for Minturn and Hwy. 24. Turn right and continue south on Hwy. 24 for 10 miles to the Red Cliff access road on the left, immediately before crossing the historic green expansion bridge over the Eagle River. This road will lead into Red Cliff and to Shrine Pass Road #709. Turn left onto Shrine Pass Road and follow 4.2 miles to Benson’s Cabin Road - FSR 758 on the right.
Trail Highlights: Stay right of Benson’s Cabin. There is a steep rocky switchback at mile 0.2. Continue up this rough road until it ends at a small, tight parking spot at mile 1.9. Just a short walk from here into a meadow affords a far reaching view that includes Mt of the Holy Cross.