Red Rocks Amphitheatre is not just a concert destination, but also a favorite spot for locals and tourists to enjoy amazing Colorado scenery. With hiking and biking trails, picturesque picnic spots and a Visitor Center chock-full of amenities - including Ship Rock Grille, the venue’s on-site restaurant open for lunch, weekend brunch and pre-show dinner – visitors are encouraged to leisurely enjoy the amphitheatre and surrounding Red Rocks Park.
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The Trading Post Trail is 1.4 miles in length, and goes through spectacular rock formations, valleys and a natural meadow. Some of the terrain is rough, so hiking boots/ shoes are recommended. Also, hikers should be prepared for adverse weather conditions as the weather can change very quickly.
The trail is 6,280 feet above sea level, so persons with health conditions may wish to consult a doctor before attempting the hike. If children are joining the hike, provide good supervision, as some areas of the trail are drop-offs, steep grades, and road crossings. The majority of the trail is less than 30 inches wide, and rock climbing is prohibited.
The Red Rocks Trail starts at the lower north lot and is a multi-use trail for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. The trail splits with one segment going north to connect to Jefferson County’s Matthews-Winters park and the other segment goes east to connect to the Dakota Ridge Trail. The Red Rocks Trail continues on to Matthews-Winters, creating a dramatic 6-mile loop.
If you plan to exercise in the Amphitheatre, please visit our Exercising at Red Rocks page for venue information and health and safety tips.