Red Rocks Trail

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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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10 days ago

My teenage sons loved climbing the rocks. There were lots of routes up for different levels of difficulty. The views are great and it's a nice quick hike from Pearl Street. We all want to go back again tomorrow.

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13 days ago

We did the Anemone trail first and I would recommend staying on the main trail and back track once you get to the top. The loop indicated on this map going downhill is pretty steep with loose rocks and prickly pear on the bottom half. The views overlooking the city an hills around are beautiful and worth the climb. It was more on the moderate side for those of us from flat land. We did the Red Rocks Spur trail which is short and fairly steep to gain quick access to the rocks. Once on top you can climb around as much as you dare on the beautiful red rocks and/or enjoy the views.

14 days ago

Easy hike, awesome view once you go up the rocks. One of my favorites.

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23 days ago

Red Rocks Trail offers sweeping views of the City of Boulder from many directions.

The trail is very narrow, faced with sudden drop offs. In other areas, loose footing makes decsending challenging.

This trail is rated "kid friendly" and I would disagree based on age.

23 days ago

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23 days ago

This trail is fairly enjoyable, interesting rock formations, shade trees, and great views of Boulder.

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1 month ago

Nice views of the red rocks but the trails are a bit confusing and I wasn't able to complete the entire loop. Some nice views at the top. A nice and easy weekend hike.