Red Rocks Amphitheatre not only hosts amazing concerts, but it also offers various hiking trails for visitors to explore. Here are some of the great hiking trails to check out at Red Rocks Amphitheatre:

  1. Red Rocks Trail: Red Rocks Trail is a 6.3-mile loop that offers hikers stunning views of the rock formations and Denver skyline along the way. There are several access points for the trail, including the lower south parking lot and Matthews/Winters Park. The trail is rated as moderate and is dog-friendly[1][2].
  2. Trading Post Trail: Trading Post Trail is a 1.4-mile trail located at the Red Rocks Trailhead that offers hikers stunning views of the rock formations. It’s an easy trail and is suitable for hikers of all skill levels. Dogs are also allowed on this trail[3][4].
  3. Dakota Ridge Trail: Dakota Ridge Trail is a 2.3-mile trail that offers hikers breathtaking views of the Front Range foothills. The trailhead is located in Matthews/Winters Park and is rated as moderate. Dogs are allowed on this trail as long as they are on a leash[2][3].
  4. Morrison Slide Trail: Morrison Slide Trail is a 1.4-mile trail that offers a steep climb for hikers but is rewarding as it provides panoramic views of the surrounding hills. This trail is located in Matthews/Winters Park and is dog-friendly[2][3].

Remember to take necessary precautions while hiking and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. Also, respect the park’s rules and regulations, including picking up after your pets.

Enjoy your hiking experience at Red Rocks Amphitheatre!


  1. AllTrails – Red Rocks Trail
  2. 303 Magazine – A Guide to Hiking Near the Red Rocks and Morrison Area
  3. Day Hikes Near Denver – Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks Park
  4. AllTrails – Red Rocks Trading Post Trail
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