Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks Trail Loop

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Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks Trail Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1627 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Dakota Ridge Trail is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Lakewood, Colorado that offers scenic views. It is possible to link to Matthew Winters/Red Rocks trails to create a longer loop. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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3 days ago

Difficult and fun hike! If you want a little less pain, go left from Zorro onto Dakota Ridge and do the circuit clockwise. Not a lot of people, but enough to keep us from feeling alone. The view was massive, but all you really see is the city from a distance.

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11 days ago

Hiked the 10 mile loop of Red Rocks and Dakota Ridge. It was definitely a good view looking west. The trail was a little busy at parts. This trail is dog friendly.

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1 month ago

Strenuous hike. You get a variety of views during the entire experience. There's also a large parking lot, but no water fountains unfortunately. Make sure to pack water - most of the hike is in the sun.

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mountain biking
1 month ago

Really fun ride! Had to hike the bike up at some points but was worth the ride down. Traffic was moderate but had long stretches without having to slow down or stop. Did see two rattle snakes on the trail, so be observant. Bring plenty of water.

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2 months ago

it's awesome

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