Red Rocks Trail

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Red Rocks Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles 1002 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

Directions from Broadway: Red Rocks Trailhead: Traveling north passed the University turn left on to Mapleton Avenue. The trailhead lies approximately eight blocks west of Broadway on the left side of the road.

1 month ago

Very short. It's ok.

hiking
2 months ago

This was beautiful! The trees are starting to turn colors and we saw a black bear! Very cool hime and great for a family!

2 months ago

Amazing hike, go to red rocks spur trail!

2 months ago

3 months ago

very easy and non crowded hike. not a fan of the city views but the backside has good views.

3 months ago

Simple family/dog friendly trail. Went on Labor Day weekend though so parking was more difficult. Fun little trip though.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike close to Boulder. Would definitely do this trail again if I'm short on time. Not very busy at all on a Thursday afternoon, which is a nice change for Boulder. The rock formations were beautiful and fun to climb.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike and once you make it to the top you get to see the city of Boulder

hiking
5 months ago

very short drive from Boulder, the rocks are fun to climb, with a great view of the Flatirons and the city

7 months ago

This is a cool area but don't try to follow this route, part of it is closed and very difficult to walk on due to the loose gravel.

7 months ago

Scenic hike but nothing special. It's local and easy. Decent place to walk your dog, but remember to pick up whatever they may leave behind-- I nearly stepped in a fresh pile of nastiness.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike close to town. Empty trail but still very pleasant with lots of snow on the ground. Nice views.

8 months ago

Awesome view of the front range if you take anemone trail. Took my family of 5, had a great adventure! (3 kids aged 8 to 11)

hiking
8 months ago

Has 5-star quality, but too busy...

hiking
9 months ago

The views of Boulder are very nice! A little confusing with all of its side trails and it was a fairly crowded hike. Still a nice one!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy & close to town. Great trail for date night!

hiking
1 year ago

Great views of the Boulder red rocks! And a fun combination of hiking and rock climbing. Once I was finished with this trail, I spent another hour on the nearby Anemone Trail. Easy to moderate at places. Overall, I really enjoyed it and would go again!

1 year ago

Nice trail. Pretty views. Climbing the red rocks was fun.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Love it. Climgbing up the rocks is great. Used to go to it everyday after school and I live about forty five minutes away.