Red Rocks Park

Interpretive Geology Hike

Explore one of Colorado's geologic wonders: the beautiful red sandstones of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Learn about the depositional history of these exceptional rocks as well as the younger sandstones which lie above them. Also study how the rocks were deformed by the uplift of the Rocky Mountains 75 million years ago.
Round-trip length: 1.5 miles
Elevation gain: 300 ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Year-round

Bottled water and trail snacks are included.

Departure times: 7:00 am (summer only), 10:00 am, and 1:00 pm

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Meeting location: Red Rocks Trading Post

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Online bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance. For same day requests please call our office to check availability.

Hikes fill up fast in the summer, so booking in advance is highly recommended!

Red Rocks Park Guides

Dr. Roxana Safipour
"Dr. Rox" earned her PhD from Colorado School of Mines and has spent 6+ years working as a geologist in the gold mining industry.
Bill Stone
Bill has BS and MS degrees in Geology and worked for over 30 years as a professional geologist.  He also leads tours for the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado, and loves to share the joys of Colorado’s geology with everyone!
Mark Leatherman
Mark holds an M.S. in geology. He teaches geology and chemistry at the college level, and also has experience in ore deposit exploration.
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