Red Rock Loop Trail

Ward, Colorado 80481

Red Rock Loop Trail

Red Rock Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a fun hike in the popular Brainard Lake Recreation Area west of Boulder. The trail descends steadily from the trailhead and crosses South St. Vrain Creek, then wanders through deep woods for its entire length, with only moderate climbs along the way.

Pines give way to a grove of aspen as the path skirts by the edge of a secluded lake, and soon we hear the creek again as it tumbles down a waterfall into a small canyon. This area sees plenty of use, but most is concentrated close to Brainard Lake and the well-traveled Sourdough Trail south of the entrance road, leaving our trail peaceful and uncrowded."

Red Rock Loop Trail Reviews

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10/4/2009
Up and down terrian made for an easy 8 miles instead of all up on the way in and down on the way out. I will go back and snowshoe this trail.
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Trail Information

Ward
Nearby City
8
Distance
1,477 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4.5 hours
Duration
Late June through October
Season
10,076 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,076 feet
Top Elevation
Roosevelt National Forest
Local Contacts
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Nov 2018