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9 hours ago

This was such a fun trail with breathtaking views! It had just snowed and the red rock against the white powder was so beautiful! The uphill was a bit challenging for someone who doesn’t hike a lot, but the views and experience were truly amazing!

Easy, brisk trail, great one for beginners

Muddy but a great quick hike

Really great trail! It was snowy most of the trail with some muddy areas. But the views were amazing. Highly recommended!

Hiked 1/13/2019. Trail was pretty muddy


I did this hike today with my boyfriend and we were amazed by the breathtaking, stunning views all throughout the hike. Overall it’s an easy to moderate hike (I say moderate because there are some uphill parts and parts with big steps). It was very cold today so we had to stop periodically to catch our breath (being from flat southern Florida at 0 feet elevation, it was a little hard for us to breathe the thin air) but overall a great hike. It took us an hour to complete, but that’s with taking short breaks and stopping for pictures. Highly recommend this hike for the magnificent views!!

Easy. Up and down hill. Nice pictures of the rocks.

Great hike! This trail is not too long with great views and some elevation thrown in. We had our kiddos (under age of 10) and the last 1/4 was uphill so it was tough for them. When we do it again, we will start at the southern most trailhead so the last leg is downhill.

Trail was super easy with nice rock formation views. Takes you right around to the amphitheater if you wanted to detour and hike around the theater. Overall, easy family friendly hike.

Very fun and easy, but definitely not wheelchair accessible!!!

Beautiful trail. Not as easy during winter due to no sun. snow takes longer to melt causing the trail to be muddy and icy in some places.

beautiful easy hike

cool. nice views.
a lot people trail running, so might be good for that

easy breeze hike. nice views.

1 month ago

Did this a couple weeks ago - pretty rewarding views for such a short hike. Connects to other trails too!

This trail should not be rated as easy in my opinion.

Scenic short hike!

A standard for a quick trail running workout in Boulder. Have encountered mud and wasps on the McClintock section in spring, but overall good conditions especially in summer and fall.

We parked near the entrance to the amphitheater and came down the stairs on the right hand side and out to the trailhead. The sandstone rocks are incredible and are definitely the best part of the trek. The hike itself is fairly easy and the trail is pretty wide most of the way. If you’re visiting the amphitheater, go ahead and do this one.

trail running
2 months ago

wow! just stunning! this trail itself doesn't run through the amphitheatre but if you veer off this trail, the amphitheatre is a short walk away. I am sort of a geological nerd so these rock formations had my jaw on the floor. such a wild and beautiful place! even in October, make sure you have plenty of water.

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

on Red Rocks Trail

2 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months ago

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!

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