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Hogback Ridge Summit via Quarry Pass

Intermediate
 4.4 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Multiple trails combined into one unique route with all the great views and aspects of this open space area.


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4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

93%

Runnable

6,601' 2,012 m

High

6,178' 1,883 m

Low

518' 158 m

Up

521' 159 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views

Overview

This run has a ton of variety, from steeper inclines to switchbacks. There are amazing views of the canyon, and this route also incorporates the quarry. Skill level is definitely at intermediate due to the different types of terrain included and a little bit of confusion as to how the trail continues on at intersections.

Need to Know

Parking can get limited after early morning traffic fills up. Get here early.

Description

This run begins on the Sand Canyon Trail. Then, the majority of route trail follows the Roundup Trail which eventually changes to the Red Rock Canyon Trail. Then, turn on to Quarry Pass Trail, then the Mesa Trail and Meadowlark Trail, and finally, to finish with Sand Canyon Trail.

All in all, you are not on the main paths for the majority of the run. So it is a bit more peaceful and less crowded for those that don't like to constantly have to move to the side to let others pass or feel you have someone running behind at a faster pace. Some water erosion and bicyclists may need to be avoided during your run.

A great escape, and beautiful landscape for all.

History & Background

A great feature of this route that it includes the quarries in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kyle Harrison

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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Photos

Stairs carved into the rock!
Mar 8, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
An awesome canyon view from the Rock Rock Canyon Open Space Roundup Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Looking back at the Rocky Mountain foothills from the end of the Mesa Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Looking toward the Rocky Mountain foothills from the Mesa Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
On Quarry Pass Trail in Red Rocks Park
Mar 7, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
Top of Quarry Pass Trail.
Mar 25, 2019 near Manitou…, CO

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Jul 10, 2019
Brian Wolski
Beautiful red rocks formations and almost no other traffic on the trails at 6am. 4.2mi