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11 mi 18 km of trail 6 Hikes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Hikes in Red Rocks - 6

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Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Difficult

Matthews/Winters Red Rocks Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 1,189 ft Ascent 362.29 m Ascent

(53) Morrison, CO
Favorite View from the Summit.
Difficult

Mount Morrison

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 1,975 ft Ascent 602.04 m Ascent

(53) Morrison, CO
Favorite Great viewing spot along the trail at the far end of the lollipop
Intermediate

Matthews Winters Lollipop

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Loop • 711 ft Ascent 216.7 m Ascent

(30) Morrison, CO
Favorite Beautiful icicles formed on the rocks. Well worth the venture if hiking during the wintertime!
Intermediate

Trading Post Trail

1.6 mi 2.6 km • Loop • 320 ft Ascent 97.53 m Ascent

(21) Morrison, CO
Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Difficult

Matthew Winters to Dakota Ridge Trail

6.8 mi 11.0 km • Loop • 1,147 ft Ascent 349.5 m Ascent

(1) Morrison, CO
Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Difficult

Red Rocks and Dakota Ridge Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Loop • 1,932 ft Ascent 588.91 m Ascent

(11) Morrison, CO

Trails in Red Rocks - 7

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1.7 mi 2.8 km #1Mount Morrison
Difficult
Morrison, CO
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Morrison, CO 18 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Red Rocks Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Morrison, CO 12 
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Geologic Overlook Trail
Difficult
Morrison, CO
Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Morrison, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4Dakota Ridge Trail
Difficult
Morrison, CO
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Morrison, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Morrison Slide Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Morrison, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Mt. Vernon Creek Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Morrison, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km #7Will Call Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Morrison, CO

Photos of Red Rocks - 16

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Great viewing spot along the trail at the far end of the lollipop
Jan 7, 2019 near Morrison, CO
View from Morrison Slide Trail
Apr 28, 2015 near Morrison, CO
View from the Summit.
Aug 13, 2016 near Morrison, CO
View of rock scramble near the top.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO
Like stepping onto a Western set.
May 7, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Red Rocks
Apr 28, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Beautiful icicles formed on the rocks. Well worth the venture if hiking during the wintertime!
May 21, 2015 near Morrison, CO
An amazing rock face and southern hills on the Trading Post Loop Side Trail at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.
May 19, 2015 near Morrison, CO

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