Red Rocks / Dakota Ridge Loop

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Red Rocks / Dakota Ridge Loop is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop 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
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

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1 month ago

The summit was gorgeous! Very little shade but a few spots here and there to sit and break. Los of butterflies and saw a couple of young bucks along the way.

2 months ago

Nice spot for a early evening hike w the pup. Narrow in spots, but relatively accommodating to passers by.

Fab for some photos to the south.

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2 months ago

Hiking right after a rain with my pup...was beautiful.

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3 months ago

It is a great trail. I am a beginner in hiking, but I could finish the entire 7.1 miles route shown on the map in 3 hours - and it was fun, too. The majority of the trail is wide enough so that two people can pass each other easily. Morrison Slide side of the loop is much more demanding than the Red Rocks side of the loop, but you will see some great views along the way! Also, it seemed to me that only 20-30% of the trail was rocky - especially on the Morrison Slide trail.

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5 months ago

West side: Close up views of beautiful red rock formations. Check out the Morrison Slide trail for some top side views all the way south along the hog back.

East side: Dakota Ridge gets your heart thumping as you climb from the parking lot - then views of Green Mountain to the east and Red Rocks to the west.

5 months ago

The down side of Morrison side was great fun test of timing loved it.