Red Rocks Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Park, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take Highway 24, through Woodland Park, toDivide. Turn south on Highway 67 and drive 8 miles until you see a closed tunnel.Parking is available on the other side of the closed tunnel.
Our 6 yo was absolutely not in the mood to hike, but once she started exploring the rocks, she didn't want to leave! Plenty of shade, great geology and good for pets. Our 12 week old puppies loved it as well!
great rock formations that are easily accessable and fun to climb. great fit the family. the trail, however, is intersected by barbed wire and posted signs... this stopped us at about 1/2 way up the trail, counter clockwise.
Great hike. Lots of great views. All ages
the directions are incorrect for the red rocks trailhead map illustrated. the directions are for 'pancake rocks trail' (which is considerably more difficult). the correct directions for the 'red rocks trail' are: approximately 3 miles north on Highway 67 from woodland park at highway 24, you park at the 'red rocks group' turn. there is a small parking area for 4 or 5 vehicles immediately next to the highway (turn right going north on 67, there is also trailhead parking for the 'mule creek' on the left side of the highway). there is also a closer parking area about 1 mile down the dirt road, just past the turn for the campground entrance. an obvious forest service sign for the 'red rocks group campground' marks your turn. it's an easy hike and frequented by locals with their dogs.
It's a good incline to the top-The rock formations are worth the trip;the views are pretty good as well
Pretty intense uphill hike without as much payoff as some others in Colorado. Trail dead ended and we ended up postholing the last 300 yards or so. Still a great day hike within a short drive from Denver.
Went this weekend after the first snowfall and it proved to be challenging in the deep snow and unable to distinguish the trail for the same reason. Don't go without recording tracking to keep on the trail until it thaws next spring.
The trail was easy to find from directions in the review. However, we saw one sign about 1/2 mile into the hike for pancake trail that said 2 more miles. We hiked that distance but never ended up finding the actual pancake rocks. Wish there was more signs along the way. The fall colors were beautiful though.
These directions are wrong. It's south of divide on 67 just past mile marker 61. The trail is moderately challenging but the views from the top are worth it. Absolutely stunning.
This trail was terrific and the comments about directions to the TH and the initial 2 inclines really helped, the views at the top make it worth every step!
A challenging but rewarding hike to some beautiful red rock formations. The gradient was mostly moderate and the trail was easy to follow thanks to all of the traffic it sees.
As others have said an early start is recommended - to beat both the weather and the crowds. It's a very popular hike for good reason.
Very beautiful trail! Difficult in areas, but so worth it. The directions are totally wrong. From Colorado Springs take hwy24 through Woodland Park all the way to Divide, then turn onto Colorado 67 South. Go about 9 miles until you see the reminisce of an old tunnel. On the other side of that there's parking and the trail on the left! Be sure to go earlier in the day, we got in late and ran all the way back down in the rain/hail.
Great trail! Go early to avoid afternoon storms. Long uphill with stunning views to a winding flat area which then dips down a bit and back up again to the best view! Take a picnic and enjoy it on the rocks. Then enjoy a speedy return. Takes us 2 1/2 hours including time on the rocks for pictures and exploring. My GPS says 6.7 miles round trip (did not go to the falls).
Dog Friendly Hike. Don't let the first and second inclines get to you. If you picked this out for a challenge it's well worth the hike. The view from the top will make this trip well worth the climb
good moderate hike with very pretty views at the end and throughout. the waterfalls are only 1/2 a mile away and work checking out on your way back/.
First. Map of location is wrong. The trailhead is south of Divide on 67.
Second. Awesome hike challenging and rewarding. We have taken kids, but it pushes them.
Good hike and nice views towards the top! Getting there is a drive, but worth it (at least once, for sure)
the location map is wrong.
I completed this trail in early May 2013 and loved it. There was still a fair amount of snow on the trail (2"-6"), so I'd recommend good boots + foot chains. The climb up was fairly strenuous with lots of switch backs. Nearing the top I almost got a bit lost, but another hiker pointed me in the right direction. The trail is fairly well marked with official signs and cairn stones.
The top was beautiful. Huge open space on top of the rocks that really do look like big stacks of pancakes. I set up my Jetboil, made some coffee and enjoyed the view. Highly recommended.
Be warned-this is a challenging trail...steep,steep,steep but well worth the effort once you reach the top.
Rock formations,views,trail is shaded most of the way
I would not recommend this trail if your out of shape