Hike the Red Rocks Trail

Red Rocks Amphitheater Lower North Lot

Distance

6 Miles

Activities

Running, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Haley Baker

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

Red Rocks Trail is an meandering 6 mile loop that connects with Matthews-Winters open space. Beautiful views of red rocks and, on clear days, the City of Denver in the distance.

While this is a 6 mile hike, it is relatively easy to add mileage to it and tailor it to fit your needs. Instead of simply doing the Red Rocks Trail/Morrison Slide loop, you can head all the way to the Village Walk trail in Matthews-Winters. You can also park along Red Rocks Trail Road and eliminate .70 miles from the journey.

In the winter, the north sides of all the mountains are pretty snow covered, meaning Yaktrax or a similar traction device will make the hike much easier. There were portions that were too slick for us to walk down in the morning so we resorted to sliding, but once the mid-morning sun came out, the paths became much easier to navigate.

This trail is perfect for hiking, trail running, and because the majority of it is in the Open Space and not Red Rocks Park, bouldering is permitted. Dogs are allowed on this trail, too.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Good close adventure

Love it for it's proximity to Denver, but other than that it left a little to be desired. I prefer exploring within the Red Rocks Park itself.

good sunset stroll

Check Red Rocks out around sunset, the lighting on the rocks is something to pretty sweet

Nice Hike but Lots of Bikes

This was a nice, easy hike, close to Denver, but my only complaint is the number of mountain bikes on the trail. Bikes often came flying around corners, requiring me to keep my dog on a tight leash.

Distance

6 Miles

Activities

Running, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Haley Baker

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