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
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