Redcloud Peak contains some of the most spectacular alpine country in Colorado, and includes two of Colorado’s fourteeners, 14,034-foot Redcloud Peak and 14,001-foot Sunshine Peak. The Lake Fork of Gunnison River lies one mile below these high peaks. The area’s valleys are steep-sided and of glacial origin, lined by spruce-fir forests broken by stands of aspen. The endangered Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly relies on willow habitat along the high slopes of Redcloud Peak. Redcloud Peak forms the core of the scenic Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway, enjoyed by many thousands of visitors annually who travel the rough jeep roads to Engineer and Cinnamon Passes, marveling at Redcloud’s enticing beauty.