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Red Rocks Trailhead

Elevation: 5,560 Feet (1733.2 Meters)

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General Description

This trail and trailhead lie immediately south of Mount Sanitas
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This trail and trailhead lie immediately south of Mount Sanitas
The Red Rocks Trailhead lies across Mapleton Avenue from the Mt. Sanitas Trailhead immediately west of Memorial Hospital in Boulder. This paved trailhead provides parking for 15 vehicles with picnic facilities. Visitors using this area have access to the Red Rocks Loop, Mount Sanitas Trail, Sanitas Valley Trail and Dakota Ridge Trail.

Directions from Broadway: 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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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Red Rocks Trailhead
ICON Hiking & Walking Red Rocks Trailhead
ICON Bird Identification Red Rocks Trailhead
ICON Picnicking Red Rocks Trailhead
ICON Viewing Scenery Red Rocks Trailhead

Related Activities
Dakota Ridge Trail - The Dakota Ridge Trail follows the Dakota Ridge line north/south one mile. It can be accessed from the Mount Sanitas Trailhead.

Mount Sanitas Trail - The Mount Sanitas Trail leads 1.75 miles up and over 6,863 foot Mount Sanitas. It can be accessed via the Mount Sanitas Trailhead on Mapleton Avenue.

Mount Sanitas Trailhead - The Mount Sanitas Trailhead lies on the western end of Mapleton Avenue. It provides access to the Sanitas Valley, Dakota Ridge and Mount Sanitas Trails.

Red Rocks Trail - The Red Rocks Loop trail extends one mile around a large sandstone formation. It lies between Mapleton Avenue and Canyon Boulevard in west central Boulder.

Sanitas Valley Trail - The Sanitas Valley Trail leads visitors through the valley between Mount Sanitas and Dakota Ridge. It is a graded trail with high volume.


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