Red Rocks Park

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Distance

10 Miles

Route Type

Park System

Difficulty

Easy

Ascent

~1,600 ft.

Highest Elevation

6,800ft.

Overview

Immerse yourself in towering rock formations as you wind through a flowy, gentle trail system. Just 20 minutes from Denver

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Red Rocks Park Walkthrough

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How to Run Red Rocks Park

The above 360°VR photos start at the Matthews Winters Park Trailhead

From the parking lot, descend the stairs and stay right, crossing the wooden bridge, on Village Walk trail. The left trail, Village Ridge, is bike only. All trails in the park flow in a north/south fashion and will connect into Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre trails about 1.5 miles immedaitely south.

When you reach Cherry Gulch/Red Rocks split, Cherry Gulch trail stays high on the slopes and will immediately start sending you upwards onto Morrison Slide trail. Red Rocks trail will snake lower before looping up back into the hillside, at which point you can head back to trailhead or split to Morrison Slide (to Red Rocks Park).

Morrison Slide trail plateaus over Red Rocks Park and will give you sweeping views of the rocks below before dropping you in on a flowy yet rocky hill. Totally crushable. When you reach the road again, cross the road to the auxillary parking pullout and continue on the trail toward the Ampitheatre. Just west of the Outpost shop is where the trail picks back up again.

When you reach the southern edge of the park, take any trail north to get back to Mathhews Winters park.

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