Red Rocks Trading Post Trail

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Red Rocks Trading Post Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Nice short hike with good views. Went on a Monday around noon. Some people on the trail, but not a lot. Lots of places to park for free. Took just under an hour round-trip for my wife and I. It was 90 degrees and sunny and there’s basically no shade the entire time so bring sunscreen and a hat/sunglasses. Elevation isn’t too bad, but it gets a little tougher in the heat.

hiking
17 days ago

Fun short hike with the kids. Great views!

hiking
22 days ago

Love this hike! I come here often when I can't drive out too far, but need my nature fix. A beautiful place, with tons of scenery to photograph.

hiking
24 days ago

Place is awesome! Perfect spot for a group of 10 out here for a bachelor party, everyone enjoyed it. The trail doesn’t take long and isn’t too difficult, and it’s beautiful country to experience! Thank you to all my best bros for making the trip out here! I love all y’all!

24 days ago

Close to town, yet wilderness!! Nice hike!

walking
24 days ago

Really nice easy walk around the rocks. No shade so bring a hat or umbrella.

29 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Really gorgeous and quite easy, but still a good workout. It’s great if you go in the evening, especially on the night of a concert because there’s no one on the trail and plenty of shade.

1 month ago

loved this trail. peaceful.

1 month ago

Pretty difficult hike for a hot day. The lack of shade makes it pretty exhausting even though it isn’t that long.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. It was a bit difficult for our novice hikers. There was no shade and temps were 97*. I’m sure it would be much more pleasant with cooler temps and more experience.

1 month ago

Great views and easy trail.

1 month ago

A little long for my almost 3 year old, but we had fun spotting wild life along the way.

1 month ago

Great begginers hike. Just moved to Colorado and am still getting used to the elevation. It was a good challenge but doesn't kill you! Perfect for out of staters!

1 month ago

Great hike. Just a heads up, no shades anywhere

1 month ago

3 adults and 9 kids...PERFECT day!

1 month ago

Great trail to bring visitors from out of state. They get to see a little bit of a hiking and red rocks experience all in 1 and not suck wind the entire time!! The view never gets old.

1 month ago

Great trail, over heard the band performing at red rocks do a sound check which was cool.

walking
1 month ago

A nice and scenic trail. A little tourist-y, but worth doing at least once.

hiking
1 month ago

Close to Denver. A great little trail with the amphitheater as a backdrop.

2 months ago

My go-to hike in the area when I’m looking for something super easy and to just hang around at. The rock formations are fun to climb as well!

2 months ago

Awesome views but it was tough for our three kids (8, 6, and 3). As adults we loved it though.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk in an breathtaking place. The rock formations are amazing with great views.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy beautiful trail. Views of the red rocks are amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

Great for toddlers and carrying babies (no strollers). Busy on the weekends, but not crazy. Definitely worth the time for a fun family afternoon hike.

3 months ago

One of my favorite easy hikes, usually busy though.

Scenic hike but very short. Visit the amp if you haven’t visited before

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail for visitors from out of state or for those who want a just a little adventure close to the metro area! It’s easy and short, but some really pretty views along the way. It is usually busy. Plan on visiting the amphitheater and museum, and the Trading Post (with new museum additions)!

3 months ago

Easy hike around the Red Rocks. Definitely stop and go inside of the Amphitheatre if you haven’t seen it before !

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