Red Rocks Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews
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Red Rocks Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

Beautiful red sandstone rock formations in forested area. After going through the opening in the fence. Head for the path beneath the power lines and follow it South East until just before a short steep section. Look to your left and you will see the Red Rocks formations. There are many trails in, around, and over these rock formations so these directions are just general guidelines. Exploring the many alcoves and cracks of these formations can be a lot of fun. Walk around the South Eastern side of the Red Rocks and follow the line of formations until you either reach a fence or have gone as far as you would like. Then cross through the formations to their northern side and look for a trail that heads back to the parking lot. It is easy to get turned around in this area so remember that if you want to head back, go downhill. That will lead you back to the parking lot. This area is beautiful to look at and explore year round. The easy terrain makes it great for horses, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and biking.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike filled with wildflowers and multiple mushroom specimens! Being able to climb all over the red rock formations was incredible! Would definitely do this trail again!

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15 days ago

22 days ago

Rocks are beautiful and very interesting.
However, do not hike the trail. The trail is not marked and we ended up going off side paths, and if it weren't for our GPS it would have been impossible to follow the loop trail.
rated 5 out of 5 for the rock formations near the parking lot, 1 out of 5 for the trail - don't bother.

23 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful rock formations offering hours of climbing and fun. High payoff because it is so close to the parking area, so our parents were able to hike in and watch. Only downside was a lot of evidence of idiots drinking and breaking glass bottles everywhere. A ripe opportunity for a scout troop! Any takers?

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3 months ago

directions are unclear. When you reach the turn, there's 2 separate lots to park in. If you are traveling from Woodland Park, take a right turn when you get to the trailhead. That's where the trailhead is, first rock formations are roughly a mile in.

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6 months ago

Short walk to the Red Rock formations. Take your time to explore the formations and all the little chambers. My husband, dog and I had a picnic at the top of the 2nd formation. Would recommend to all skill levels!

hiking
7 months ago

a little snow on the ground but absolutely great hike.

8 months ago

We hiked on a Thursday afternoon in late December with an 8 and 9 year old and two dogs. We had a blast climbing the rocks and tromping through the snow. be careful on the snowy rocks and packed paths - it can get slippery.

10 months ago

Had a hard time finding the trail, we parked by the Red Rocks sign & followed the trail thru the pines only to have it end at a fence corner 1 mile in. We climbed the fence & crossed HWY 67 & went to the other side of the highway. Much better trail on that side with a nice creek.

hiking
11 months ago

Worst marked trail I've been on. Impossible to follow!

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11 months ago