Red Rocks Trail

MODERATE 301 reviews
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Red Rocks Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morrison, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

muddy

rocky

Old cemetery, nice views of Red Rocks Park and Denver metro area Start from the parking lot and walk about 100 yards, cross a stream, and continue straight on the Village Walk Trail. After 0.4 miles, take the Red Rocks Trail to the south. You will see the Morrison Slide rising in the distance. As you get closer, you can see the trail switchbacking up the side of Morrison Slide. After another 0.6 miles, you cross a stream. Just after the stream crossing, you come to the junction with the Morrison Slide Trail. Go up the Morrison Slide Trail and you will be rewarded with a pleasant walk along the edge of a 20 foot cliff. A nice resting spot is found just before you start descending the other side of the slide. This descent is a challenging mountain bike trail, so watch out for the bike riders struggling up the fairly rough trail. When you reach the Red Rocks trail, go north to return to your starting point. Warning: Other than the two stream crossings, there is little shade on this trail. It is best in the morning or evening.

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8 days ago

nice wide trail. Mathews winter's park is a decent short challenge

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This has beautiful views and awesome rocks. Lots of cool bugs too. It wasn't overly challenging but I still got a decent workout from it. The one con, in my opinion, is that it's really close to the highway and so you don't really feel much of an "escape" from the city. But it's still a great trail and definitely worth doing.

The trail does end abruptly though. The real treat is the view from the top of the rocks right before the second fork in the road to the Morrison Slide trail. After that you just hike down for about 10 minutes which gives some cool views of the rocks from below, but then you're turned around by a private property sign. I suppose you could just continue onto the Morrison Slide trail to make it a longer hike if you wanted.

17 days ago

Great trail...tough terrain and lots of elevation! Solid "moderate" trail!!!

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20 days ago

One of my favorite trails near Denver!

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