Hike the Red Rocks Loop Trail

Settlers Park Trailhead

This short 1-mile loop is an easy getaway that features scenic views of all of Boulder and massive rock formations (great for bouldering).

Parking is available on either Canyon or Sunshine Roads. During the weekends it tends to get crowded around sunset so plan accordingly. The entire trail is a loop and is a little over 1 mile in length so it doesn't take too long. The main feature is the massive red sand stone rocks that jut out of the earth like fins. They are extremely easy to climb in some parts and on the top provide great views of all of downtown Boulder. If you like to Boulder then there are some more technical climbing spots around the rocks that you can have fun with. Once you are done you can head to Pearl St. for some food and drinks!

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Crash pad
  • Climbing shoes
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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A Tranquil Getaway

This short 1-mile loop is a tranquil getaway that features scenic views of all of Boulder and massive rock formations.

This is a cool little park on the west side of Boulder that gives visitors the opportunity to check out some cool rock formations. Although not as big as say Red Rocks or Garden Of The Gods, the formations still make for some neat exploring.

A nice spot to take visitors from out-of-town for an easy hike.


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