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Nice early morning hike before the sun got too hike. Lots of parking and easy trails.

on Red Rocks Trail

1 day ago

Added it on to the Mt. Sanitas loop to make the hike longer (4 1/2 total). Nice way to start. Parking lot had plenty of space at 8 am.

Great hike for families. Took our 5 year old and 1.5 year old (in carrier) up this trail and they loved it. Going up McClintock Upper is definitely the more challenging direction for this loop as it's pretty good incline until you reach the Enchanted Mesa trail junction. A few good views, but it's really a nice stroll through the forest and across the Enchanted Mesa. Many trail runners and people walking dogs.

fairly relaxed trail with a lot of optional tie ins to add length.

Fine little walk around the rock formations. Can get pretty crowded.

Decent trail for city dwellers

15 days ago

Nice trail for a leisurely stroll. Super short but beautiful at the top. Great for a short morning walk. Kid-friendly!

This is the most popular hike in Red Rocks and it is obvious why. The hike is not strenuous at all and the views of the rock formations and your proximity to them is great. Well worth the trip and great for families.

Nice short hike, we went up the rocks to get to the top and hiked around the rocks for a while. Perfect for pictures! The rocks are gorgeous. Nice hike for being so close to town. Surprisingly, we only ran in to one person while we hiked the whole time. Good workout! Not for elderly or overweight for sure!

Very pretty trail! The beginning of the trail was a little rocky which made it hard for my Newfoundland dog who is very large;however, the trail opened up and had great views.

We went on a Saturday morning with our dog, it was busy around 745am or so. The pathways are narrow in some areas. Hiking boots aren’t necessary however there are many areas with loose dirt and uneven footing that are a bit slippery with standard tennis shoes. There are signs for rattle snakes and mountain lions but we didn’t see any. Cool rock formations with pathway information/history of formations.

Very pretty bike especially if you are interested in seeing wildlife and cool rock formations.

Best View! Not at all tiring, the place motivates to hike more! pleasant surprises at every nook and corner!❤

Beautiful trail. It was such a hot day but the views were worth it.

29 days ago

Pretty hike but in no way easy. To my mind "Easy" would mean I can take Grandma and Grandpa for a walk in the woods with the kiddies. This is "Easy" relative to climbing a fourteener, but it's steep and I was concerned my shoes (trail runners with tread) would hold on the rocky inclines and declines with the loose scattered rocks. As to being strenuous yes, it was a pretty good little 30 minute workout, I would liken parts of it to going up about four flights of stairs before leveling out. If you're out of shape or over weight, or elderly this is probably not a good choice. But it is surprisingly wooded for being so close to town. .

This is a good, easy trail most people could do. There are some inclines and a distance across the rock that could be an issue for some. Great views of the formations.

Nice trail for all ages

Beautiful scenery! Hiked while on vacation. Saw some wildlife that was not bothered a bit by out presence. Highly recommend.

One of my favorite hikes. Beautiful scenery all around with great photo opportunities. A bit of an incline for a nice workout. Trail has an entrance/exit at the amphitheater, which is also another fun way to exercise.

Nice loop around the majestic Red Rocks! Definitely worth it if you're visiting the area and want to experience its quick desert-like trail. Wish you could see the amphitheater from there though; and be prepared for little to no shade! It was 90+ with not a single cloud in the sky when we went :p

Great hike. Some steep parts, but overall pretty easy!

I really enjoyed this hike! Nice views of the red rock formations, which you can climb on too. It's a lot steeper if you park at the Settlers Park trailhead; it's an easier hike if you do it from the Centennial trailhead.

Very cool hike, the red rocks are fun to climb up and you can make it quick if you’re looking for a quick hike

Beautiful easy hike

Love this hike. Cons are the lack of shade and no seating along the paths.

So beautiful and has a variety of inclines and declines which could be challenging. Definitely a work out and a beautiful sight. My favorite so far.

Wonderful hike. A little steeper then we anticipated but my 5 year old rocked it.

Trail was awesome. This was my first time hiking and it was easy enough for my 3 year old.

Loved this trail. Perfect trail for a casual short hike with pretty views but still makes you sweat a bit. I especially think it's great for visitors to show off the CO beauty without driving too far out of Denver. Also love that parking is abundant and free.

Beautiful hike! Highly recommend it. Very easy, I did this with my 63 year old parents (my mom has knee and foot bone spurs) and they didn't have any issues. Bring some water, as we did it mid afternoon and there isn't much sun protection. After the hike, we did the stairs up to the amphitheater which was gorgeous.

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