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Red Rocks Trail is a 5.8 mile heavily 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,181 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

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Note: As of March 2020, Matthews/Winters Park is currently closed due to muddy trail conditions. For more information, please see https://www.jeffco.us/1292/Matthews-Winter-Park 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.

hiking
4 days ago

Incredible morning hike with red rocks, wild flowers, switchbacks and peaceful scenery. Dog friendly. Perfect way to start a day.

hiking
5 days ago

good hike. great views and thousands of cubic feet of air for social distancing!

running
5 days ago

Absolutely lovely

hiking
no shade
9 days ago

People were not social distancing! Bikers didn’t respect the pedestrian’s right of way. Came on a Sunday at 7:30am and it was already super crowded and hot.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful views! Not to strenuous! I went with my aunt and uncle and their husky and it was a good work out but nothing crazy! Great views! Nice relaxing hike!

recorded Red Rocks Trail

running
16 days ago

Was very busy. No one obeying the 6ft rule.

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no shade
17 days ago

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no shade
17 days ago

Great hike! Closed at very end before to get to Red Rocks.

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rocky
19 days ago

Beautiful day. Great views and not too crowded. Went around 9:45 am and took my boyfriend and I about 3 hours...first time here so we stopped and took it all in multiple times :) wear sunscreen.

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20 days ago

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21 days ago

Beautiful trial. Went early morning so sun wasn't a problem but it is very exposed. Definitely an easier trail with amazing views!!

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail. Dry, pretty crowded but it was a Sunday afternoon. Saw a rattlesnake about .5 mile in around 3:30pm.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail! Trail was completely dry. Beautiful day. A lot of cars in the parking lot but people were practicing social distancing and wearing masks. This trail is mostly in the sun so would recommend going early

hiking
27 days ago

Perfect hiking day! The Red Rocks trail has to be one of my top 10 favorite hikes. Trail was easy/medium aside from a few stretches of steepness. Trail was in perfect condition - no mud or loose footing. Parking lot had spaces available around 12:30pm.

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rocky
28 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail. We went on a sunny, clear and 75 degree day and it was absolutely perfect. Streams, bright red rocks, some wildflowers, good view points of the rocks and of the city. Some mountain bikers but nothing crazy. Definitely recommend.

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rocky
1 month ago

Dry! We were able to find parking at 1030 am but lot was pretty much full. Rattle snakes are out so keep an eye out! And several pretty streams.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful spot!! I went for a trail run today and there were ideal conditions, though some slightly muddy areas. Not too crowded (went on a Wednesday evening), some bikers but easy to share the trail. Views were outstanding.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike close to Denver. Moderate amount of people but enough space to social distance...everyone was respectful about keeping space and passing.

A bit muddy but spikes aren’t needed for either running or hiking. Slushy in a few places.

recorded Recording - Apr 21, 02:29 PM

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

1 month ago

Don't go. Rude people not distancing. Too many people.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, I’d say it’s on the easier side of moderate. Wasn’t very busy today, so it was easy to “social distance.” No shade cover so I could see it being pretty hot in the summer. Also, the map has the trail ending at the road, but you can continue on the other side of the road if you’d like. Views weren’t anything incredible, but there are some cool red rock formations, and you can explore red rocks when you get to the end.

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1 month ago

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