This weekend, I did a solo hike, trading post trail at Red Rocks Park. This mountain park derives its name from the red sandstone formations that jut out from the earth. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is famous for being a venue for concerts and other events during the spring and summer months. I would love to make it to a concert there before I leave Denver!
Trading Post Trail is a short (1.4 mile) loop hike about half an hour away from Denver–you could even take an uber there if you wanted to. Although a little steep in some sections, this is still an easy hike appropriate for all ages. The sign at the trailhead recommended wearing hiking boots, but I managed just fine with regular tennis shoes. It ended up being a great workout with amazing views! New Orleans (my hometown) is flat as a pancake, so it’s still kind of surreal to me when I get to take in spectacular mountain/nature views.
- Bring sunscreen because this trail offers no shade
- Get there early! The trail is very narrow at some points, and I noticed that it was really filling up with people as I was finishing my hike.
- There is ample parking, so that’s not an issue
- The address of the trailhead is 17900 Trading Post Road Morrison, CO