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Red Rocks, Boulder

It’s rare to find a creation as magnificent as the Red Rocks in Boulder. It mirrors a mini Garden of the Gods. The formations are stunning to look at and even more fun to explore. Hikers are welcome to climb to the top of the rocks to see exceptional views. It feels a little like a gigantic playground in the big backyard of Boulder. The Red Rocks Loop is only .7 miles so come one come all! The trail head starts at Settlers’ Park, named after the first American prospectors. About 24 people set up shop at th

e base of Red Rocks in 1858 in search of gold. They were on to something because $100,000 worth of gold was discovered. Word spread and many rushed to the area to see if they too would find luck. The Red Rocks Trail climbs through the ‘ole mining camp. There is a network of short trails that take off in many directions if you are looking to challenge yourself. The luck of finding riches here may have dried out but the wealth you will find in the beauty is worth even more. 

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