Was suggested this trail by my Ultra Marathon-r gym buddy. I underestimated the butt kicking this thing was!
We weren’t sure where the trail head was and we watched the radio tower as we drove around Red Rocks. Very easy to find actually – entrance 4, walk up a touch, it’s on the left by the no bikes and no horses sign.
There is just a little bit of parking in front of the locked gate. The first part was pretty gross and muddy – and UP!
Our fitbits indicated we did closer to 6 when we finished. We expected 1.5-ish up and then back down.. We did give up about 300 elevation gain up at the end.. I was watching some other fellas need to touch their knee to their nose to climb up. We weren’t prepared and I needed to be somewhere later that day! And i knew it would take some time to get up that last bit!
- Longer than the indicated
- View of red rocks is amazing, but you are also under the power lines for a bit!
- Close to home and the front range