Red Rocks Trail

EASY 98 reviews
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Red Rocks Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

Directions from Broadway: Red Rocks Trailhead: Traveling north passed the University turn left on to Mapleton Avenue. The trailhead lies approximately eight blocks west of Broadway on the left side of the road.

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27 days ago

NOT easy! Very steep, long inclines from both parking lots. A lot of erosion has left the trail very uneven with gullies in the middle of the path, and no flat surface for your footing. That said, it is very pretty, with great views from the rocks. Very interesting to see the natural recovery from the recent fire. Good trail, but I gave it only 3 stars because there are no circumstances under which you would rate this trail "EASY." We were looking for a short, leisurely hike on this day, and would not have chosen this trail had we known the difficulty of the inclines. Just saying.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike. The first half mile or so should not be classified as "easy." A pretty steep incline to start off with with a great view at the top. Well marked and easy to follow. Nice trail for a quick hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike! I'd definitely put it on the more challenging side of easy- you climb pretty aggressively for the first 1/2 mile of the hike. It was a tough one for our senior dogs. Heavily trafficked when we were there but still great fun. Also worth noting this is designated incorrectly- it is actually an OFF-leash trail. Also much of the terrain was impacted by a recent fire, so just be prepared for that. It looks to be recovering quickly.

1 month ago

This is a family favorite - so great for the kids because of all the climbing opportunities, and pretty short over all. You can continue on to do Mt. Sanitas if you want to.

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2 months ago

great family hike!! Fun rocks to climb on at the top.

hiking
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walking
2 months ago

Fun trail with great views. A bit steep in spots, depending on your route - probably close to the limit my lazy Mastiff could handle.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and pretty quick. I can imagine it is awesome for a sunrise hike.