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Quick Facts

Red Rocks Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,560 Feet (1733.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain, One-way: 100 Feet (31.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 5,560 Feet (1733.2 Meters) Red Rocks Trailhead
Length, One-way: 1.1 Miles (1.83 Kilometers)
Other Maps: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: Trails in the Boulder Valley
Usage: Heavy Please stay on the trail to avoid further impact.
USGS Map: Boulder Quadrangle 7.5 Minute Series
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

This trail and trailhead lie immediately south of Mount Sanitas
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
This trail and trailhead lie immediately south of Mount Sanitas
The Red Rocks Trail forms a one mile loop between Mapleton Avenue and Canyon Boulevard that encircles a large sandstone formation. This is a relatively flat trail with little elevation gain. It is open to hiking only and can be accessed from either road mentioned above. Picnic facilities are available at the northern trailhead.

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.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: allison and steve jones
Time of Day: 12 noon
Length of Time: a few hours ,we did'nt want to leave
Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: climbed as high as we could and just sat looking around at the beautiful scenery eating our tootsie pops!!we luv AMERICA

Filed By: allison and steve jones
Time of Day: 12 noon
Length of Time: a few hours ,we did'nt want to leave
Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: climbed as high as we could and just sat looking around at the beautiful scenery eating our tootsie pops!!we luv AMERICA



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Red Rocks Loop
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Red Rocks Loop
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Red Rocks Loop
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Red Rocks Loop
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Red Rocks Loop
Yes



Related Activities
Red Rocks Trailhead - Red Rocks Trailhead lies on the western end of Mapleton Avenue, very close to Mt. Sanitas Trailhead. It provides access to the Red Rocks Loop trail.



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