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Red Rocks Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 393 feet Route Type: Loop

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The many short trails leading to the impressive Red Rocks sandstone formations are well worth the quick hike. Rock outcrops, projections, holes, nooks, and giant boulders offer many types of climbing, scrambling, and exploring opportunities. Beginners to experts may practice their craft (freestyle only, no technical equipment allowed). A precaution, there are many sharp drops and smooth rock faces, so be careful and wise!

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rocky
1 day ago

You can take this hike half a dozen different ways. It’s hard to get lost, most paths lead back towards parking. Bouldering on the rocks themselves is very rewarding and there’s a nice bench at the top to take in the view. It’s a steep trail but very short.

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Short trail but I felt it was more moderate vs easy. Some parts of the incline are pretty steep, so shoes with good treads are recommended.

hiking
6 days ago

Super easy!! It can get busy so get there early!

hiking
11 days ago

A great short hike with stunning scenery! I took the harder route and it was short but mighty.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail, I am very much a beginner and was looking for something with great views that wouldn’t be too hard and this was perfect. Highly recommend!

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rocky
22 days ago

A pretty hilarious rendition of my hike. In actuality, I only did 2.6miles or so. Even when it was pouring with blue skies, it was stunning.Rain made the trail and rocks rather slick, so I'd be careful if you're out during the rain.

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rocky
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

It was pretty!

hiking
28 days ago

It was beautiful

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail for all levels! Choose your path wisely going left is a bit of a challenge but definitely great work out!

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bugs
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy and the view of Boulder is choice!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked most of Red Rocks then went over to Santitas and did about 2/3. Lovely hike!

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rocky
snow
3 months ago

Okay - so it’s totally worth it. But as a novice hiker this is NOT easy. It’s short - yes. But extremely STEEP, icy in February, and really got my HR up. Would’ve been easier with spikes - didn’t have. Beautiful though with amazing views. Can get some bouldering in on the rocks once you get up there.

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snow
3 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

Lovely hike! Can be as hard or as easy as you want (If u want to climb more u can)

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rocky
4 months ago

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icy
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike in the summer time!

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snow
5 months ago

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