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Red Rocks Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (12)

A wide and steep trail leading to fun and scenic rock formations.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

5,662' 1,726 m

High

5,465' 1,666 m

Low

197' 60 m

Up

133' 40 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts at the small parking area on the north side of Canyon Blvd. (across from Eben G. Fine) and ends at the Mount Sanitas Trail. The Red Rocks Spur trails split off of this trail right near the trailhead, about midway through and again at the end. The trail climbs steeply up to a saddle by way of an eroded fall line path, and then descends on a wide dirt access road. There are a few water bars on the south facing pitch that will get the quads burning.

Scramble around the rocks at the top for some great views of Boulder!

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Brian Smith

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  3.8 from 12 votes

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  3.8 from 12 votes
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Photos

Hills while going up Anemone from Red Rocks
Jun 23, 2018 near Boulder, CO
Red Rocks on the way back down.
Jun 23, 2018 near Boulder, CO
The Red Rocks tower above as you approach from the Canyon Blvd parking lot.
Apr 12, 2017 near Boulder, CO
The start of Sunshine Canyon just south of the Trailhead
Nov 1, 2019 near Boulder, CO

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Jul 7, 2022
Michael X
Aug 29, 2021
derekdac Christensen
Great scrambling, nice views! The boys wanted to climb all over the rocks. 1mi
Jul 28, 2020
Ben Krantz
May 21, 2020
Brad Costa
Aug 30, 2019
Sophia Pang
Apr 8, 2019
Harold H
Best view/hike ratio anywhere. 0.5mi
Sep 12, 2018
Sophia Vancouver
Easy trail to fun rock scrambles and view of Boulder 09/12/18 0.6mi
Sep 9, 2018
Miranda Baker