Red Rocks Trading Post Trail

Quick Info

Distance:
1.5 Miles
Route Type:
Loop
Nearest Town:
Morrison, CO
Elevation Climb:
357 ft. Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating:
Beginner Friendly
View Rating:
4.5
Distance:
1.5 Miles
Route Type:
Loop
Nearest Town:
Morrison, CO
Elevation Climb:
357 ft. Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating:
Beginner Friendly
View Rating:
4.5

This hike is great for beginners and out of town visitors or if you’re just looking for a quick, beautiful trail that’s close to Denver! You get to walk along and on top of the famous Red Rock formations and take in views of foothills along this 1.5 mile loop.

Parking is easy and free at the Trading Post lot then you can choose to start by heading up to Ship Rock Road or down around the Trading Post. I wouldn’t say one way is easier than the other, either way you’re going to have a little incline at the end. While there is some walking on the Red Rocks, I’ve always been fine doing this hike with just regular sneakers.

I’ve seen deer on this hike a couple of times and if you hike during late spring you’ll even get treated to a few wildflowers – Enjoy!

Trailhead

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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