Red Rocks Trail

MODERATE 78 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
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

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.

12 days ago

Trail isn’t vet defined but great area for climbing around on the boulders: kids, teens, adults, and dogs can all enjoy. Never run into more than 2 other groups. Does back up to private property, mind the fences.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful rock formations that kids love exploring.

hiking
18 days ago

This is currently our favorite hike to do as a family. Has rocks and cave like areas that our 5yo loves to explore. There are several areas from rock trails to wooded trails. It's never full of people.

The driveway in/out can be intimidating, so go slow.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike - really enjoy the Red Rock formations surrounded by trees. Fantastically beautiful. Easy to get to for a relaxed hike, not difficult.

1 month ago

Haven’t done the Red Rocks Trail yet, but considering it. As I was looking at the photos, including the cover photo, it appears to be Pancake Rocks, which is in Divide/Midland. I just hiked Pancakes Rocks yesterday, and took a similar photo. While I’m sure unintentional, it’s deceiving to those who may want to hike Red Rocks in Woodland Park.

hiking
3 months ago

Great walk.

hiking
4 months 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!

4 months 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.

hiking
5 months 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?

7 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.

hiking
8 months ago

10 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
11 months ago

a little snow on the ground but absolutely great hike.

Friday, December 30, 2016

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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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
Sunday, October 09, 2016

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

My wife and I took our 3 year old here on a Monday afternoon. We had the place to ourselves and we had a great time. Short walk from parking area to the red rock formations. We had a blast exploring around, over and between them. Be sure to find the "hidden room" with the giant tree growing in it.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Easy hike to the Red Rocks. Red Rocks are Beautiful. Multiple trail options from there.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Definitely not a hike, but we enjoyed climbing the rocks! Stopped here en route from CO Springs to Breckenridge for a picnic lunch, very peaceful!

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Our 6 yo was absolutely not in the mood to hike, but once she started exploring the rocks, she didn't want to leave! Plenty of shade, great geology and good for pets. Our 12 week old puppies loved it as well!

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