Hikes with Red Rock Formations Near Denver
The Front Range of Colorado has rock known as the Fountain Formation that begins 14,000 feet underground, then works its way to the surface at angle. A lot of it is hidden beneath dirt and rock, but when it gets exposed above ground, it creates incredible monuments of red sandstone. There are hiking trails that begin as far north as Fort Collins, and run all the way down south of Colorado Springs that wind through these strange rock features. We are trying to profile as many of these Red Rock hikes as can, starting with the ones closest to Denver. Explore the hiking trail profiles below, and come back to check out more trails as we add them.