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Red Rocks Recreational Area

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Distance: 0.7 miles


I went to Red Rocks and spent about 4 hours free climbing. After climbing down I followed a foot path that leads to a stream. The stream leads to the base of a canyon. I followed the canyon until it was no longer walk able and then turned back.
  • View into the Canyon

This trip was a lot of fun and was able to provide different types of hikes. When you’re at Red Rocks you can stay on the flat, easy to walk trails or do some more adventurous hikes off trail. The rocks are fun to climb on and depending on your ability you can make it to the top. The area is filled with native desert plants like the Choya and Juniper Trees. It also has greenery.  To my surprise the area was filled with green grass and moss. If you go just after a rain fall the green moss pops with color, it’s amazing!

There is a stream that runs through red rocks. If you follow the stream it will lead you to a canyon. Walking through the canyon is fairly easy once you get past the second small pool. This takes an adventurous spirit and some physical ability. The flat path way is blocked by an out jet of the rock wall. Thankfully there are foot holes carved into the rocks and a secure rope. Once you’re past that it’s a flat walk. Unfortunately you can’t go too far without having to get into the water. So if you are one that likes to see things to its end bring some waders. If not then just a hop across the water will lead you on an upwards climb between two sidewalls of the canyon to see what’s on the other side.

After climbing back down and exiting the canyon you can go to the other side of Red Rock and explore the red rocks and other flat trails that scatter this area. This is a great place to go for a day hike or take advantage of the camp sites with fire pits and stay the night.
This trip was a lot of fun and was able to provide different types of hikes. When your at Red Rocks you can stay on the flat, easy to walk trails or do some more adventurous hikes off trail. The rocks are fun to climb on and depending on your ability you can make it to the top. The area is filled with native desert plants like the Choya and Juniper Trees. It also has greenery.  To my surprise the area was filled with green grass and moss. If you go just after a rain fall the green moss pops with color, its amazing!

There is a stream that runs through red rocks. If you follow the stream it will lead you to a canyon. Walking through the canyon is fairly easy once you get past the second small pool. This takes an adventurous spirit and some physical ability. The flat path way is blocked by an outjet of the rock wall. Thankfully there are foot holes carved into the rocks and a secure rope. Once your past that its a flat walk. Unfortunetly you cant go too far without having to get into the water. So if you are one that likes to see things to its end bring some waighters. If not then just a hop across the water will lead you on an upwards climb between two sidewalls of the canyon to see whats on the otherside.

After climbing back down and exiting the canyon you can go to the other side of Red Rock and explore the red rocks and other flat trails that scatter this area. This is a great place to go for a day hike or take advantage of the camp sites with fire pits and stay the night.

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