Red Rocks Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily 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.

Length3.2 miElevation gain396 ftRoute typeLoop
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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.

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Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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Matthew Steele
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Great hike for all ages. Lovely views of a few of the surrounding mountains. Would highly recommend crampons in the winter months. Pretty muddy at the moment, but the rocks and views are worth it!

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Dan & Gina Schmidt
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Trail was mostly snow-covered, but easily traveled without spikes. Lots of places for the kids to explore and poke their heads into nooks and crannies in the rocks

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Jeff Foreman
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jamie krall
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Easy hike, light snow on the ground, beautiful Colorado bluebird sky and love the red rocks.

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Jared Cummings
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great trail that's not too hard. really cool rock formations to explore

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Joshua Palm
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Awesome out here today! Only a few other people the whole hike. I'm glad we did it clockwise...better payoff on the red rocks. which were vastly more interesting than I expected! Some packed snow. We didn't wear our spikes, but could have for a couple portions.

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Adele Williams
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What a treat! I really enjoyed this hike. I would suggest downloading a good map, because there are trails all over the place and I even got stopped by a family that was lost. However, if you come prepared you’ll want to keep coming back.

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Lori Dufault
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Beautiful day for a hike! It was really tricky finding the start of this trail. If we hadn’t downloaded the map we never would have found it. The fresh snow made to hard to know where the trail was. Once we got going it was a pretty hike. The rocks were beautiful! Glad we went clockwise so we could end with the best part!

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Rachel Gorup
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Rebecca Martin
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awesome spot .. these red rocks are incredible! we did just 1.2 miles of the trail.. took our time taking photos and exploring the rocks. in total was about 45 minutes.

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Christina Grigull
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Kathryn Watson
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The rocks are awesome. You can turn for the sign for red rock and drive down the road a lil ways and park on the right (not the spot right off the main road, the next one). This will cut off that out and back and start you right I. The loop. You’ll hit the rocks faster going counter clockwise. They are super cool!

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Mary Junko
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David Dornbrack
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It is amazing to get to see the rocks so...natural in the middle of the forest. Trail is horribly confusing down in the rocks. An amazing place to bring the youngins.

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Caitlin Libengood
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chill loop with multiple paths and rocks to climb. no big views but nice meadows and a little bit of ridgeline

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D W
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Brianna Nicole
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Michael King
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Not a bad short hike. Nothing too amazing but worth the time spent.

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Jake Jeran
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Great area, but trail was hard to find and follow.

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Jennifer King
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Stopped here to find a geocache and was surprised to find such a neat place! The rock formations are beautiful and there were still plenty of golden aspens.

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Jeff Foreman
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Dean & Susan Shults
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Very nice trail thru the Aspens & Pines. The red rocks are really spectacular. Lots of crevices to climb through. One opens up to a very large hideaway spot...

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Todd Wiseman
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A little hard to follow at the beginning/end due to numerous trails in area. back side was worth it!

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Robert Smith
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Matt delp
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