Red Rocks Trail
The towering, rosy-smooth stone edifices of the Fountain Formation, which makes up the ramparts of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, are just one remarkable feature of this trail loop. Passing beneath these flaming walls is a moving experience, but so is climbing onto the large, flat plain atop the Morrison Slide. From the summit of this jumble of now-stable rock and soil, which once was part of the adjacent Mount Morrison, views open south to the amphitheater and down the hogback valley, east over the hogback to the high plains and north to the Table Mountains. It's a desert up there, studded with yucca and cactus, but enough grass grows in the rocky soil to feed a small herd of deer.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||600 ft|
|Duration||1 hour, 45 minutes|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,200 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,800 ft|
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