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Multiple trails combined into one unique route with all the great views and aspects of this open space area.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Loop

6,601' 2,012 m

High

6,178' 1,883 m

Low

518' 158 m

Up

521' 159 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Overview

This hike has a ton of variety, from steeper inclines to switchbacks. There are amazing views of the canyon, and this route also incorporates the quarry. Skill level is definitely at intermediate due to the different types of terrain included and a little bit of confusion as to how the trail continues on at intersections.

Need to Know

Parking can get limited after early morning traffic fills up. Get here early.

Description

This hike begins on the Sand Canyon Trail. Then, the majority of route trail follows the Roundup Trail which eventually changes to the Red Rock Canyon Trail. Then, turn on to Quarry Pass Trail, then the Mesa Trail and Meadowlark Trail, and finally, to finish with Sand Canyon Trail.

All in all, you are not on the main paths for the majority of the hike. So it is a bit more peaceful and less crowded for those that don't like to constantly have to move to the side to let others pass or feel you have someone hiking behind at a faster pace. Some water erosion and bicyclists may need to be avoided during your hike.

A great escape, and beautiful landscape for all.

History & Background

A great feature of this route that it includes the quarries in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kyle Harrison

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 11 votes

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Photos

Hiking at Redrocks
Nov 22, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Stairs carved into the rock!
Mar 8, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
An awesome canyon view from the Rock Rock Canyon Open Space Roundup Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Looking back at the Rocky Mountain foothills from the end of the Mesa Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Looking toward the Rocky Mountain foothills from the Mesa Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
On Quarry Pass Trail in Red Rocks Park
Mar 7, 2019 near Manitou…, CO

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Jan 28, 2024
Alex O'Connell
Hogback and then a loop over Intemann and connector back to TH — 2h 15m
Jul 9, 2023
David Huskey
May 13, 2023
Debbie Rico
Beautiful hike. Nice cool weathet 4mi
Apr 30, 2023
Kate Hollenbach
Jul 25, 2022
Evan Schiewe
4.2mi — 2h 16m
Jul 28, 2020
Brian Dillner
Hi led c Thomas, Michael, Crystal& Susan Dillner & Charles Dygert. Took several spur trails in the area to equal 5.8 miles 5.8mi — 1h 58m
Jul 15, 2020
Rachel Jagielski
Came back via Mesa the whole way. Loved the lack of people. 3.2mi — 0h 46m
Sep 21, 2019
John B
4.1mi
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