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Trading Post Trail

 3.9 (15)

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


85%

Runnable

320' 98 m

Ascent

-313' -95 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

6,252' 1,906 m

High

5,932' 1,808 m

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Great short run around the Red Rocks Amphitheater Area, popular, close views of incredible rocks.

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Overview

The Trading Post Loop is a great way to spend half an hour if you are visiting the historic venue or have time to kill before a show. The rocks here are truly outstanding and the run is easy with a flat section to start and a small and gradual elevation gain up to the South entrance

Need to Know

Free parking is available at the trading post, the road crossing, and in the various dirt lots around the park. NO CLIMBING.

Runner Notes

Perhaps too busy during peak times for a good run.

Description

This 1.5-mile closed loop will take you south along the front of the rock formations, then west and into the foothills where gorgeous outcroppings of sandstone frame the beginning of the Rocky Mountains. It joins Ship Rock Road towards the south entrance of the Amphitheater, follow along this road east, returning to the Trading Post.

History & Background

Red Rocks Amphitheater has been host to so many big name artists since its founding in 1941 that it's difficult to keep track. Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, James Taylor, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, U2, the list just goes on and on. Check out the visitor's center at the top of the amphitheater to see year-by-year lists of everyone who has played at this legendary place.

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Oct 14, 2018
Andrew G
Aug 16, 2018
Sabrina Kleinman
Aug 17, 2017
Bryan Michel
Aug 13, 2017
Sarah C
3mi
Jul 4, 2017
Bradley Magee
1.6mi
Jun 22, 2017
Bradley Magee
Jun 13, 2017
Bradley Magee
Beautiful!!
Sep 6, 2016
Kyle Feig
Great little loop. I ran three laps and would have gone four if I had time. 4.2mi

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 15 votes

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in Red Rocks

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#2

in Red Rocks

#269

in Colorado

#1,773

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