Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks Trail Loop

#1 of 1 trails in William F Hayden Green Mountain Park
Dakota Ridge Trail is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Lakewood, Colorado that offers scenic views. It is possible to link to Matthew Winters/Red Rocks trails to create a longer loop. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

6.67 miles Loop 1460 feet
Dog Friendly
hiking mountain biking trail running dogs leash rocky views
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Take I-70 to Exit 259 and go south on County Road 93. The Stegosaurus Parking Lot is on the east side of the road, just south of I-70.

James Rooks

1 Completed1 Reviews

Colby Andrews

6 Completed1 Reviews

It was pretty difficult, very technical Dakota ridge, but very fun down hill on the red rocks trail. Pretty sweet trail would definitely do it again.

Albert Salinas

5 Completed1 Reviews

Only road the red rocks section. Later in the day 5:30 or so. Weather was great. Technical downhill, but very tight single track. Wanted to unleash my rottie to keep him from getting in the way, but I was concerned over other hikers. People on the trail were very polite and courteous. Rattle snake was spotted on rocks. Good hiking trail, not so much for free riding. Awesome views. Samson loved the short downhill we did get a chance to crush!

Jason Goudy

2 Completed1 Reviews

Did this trail and it was very nice. One caution is that I came across a 4 ft Rattle Snake sunning on the path and There was Sticker brush on both sides of me I had no where to go. I had to back track and go around him. Besides that I was a great hike and great trail.

Eric Singleton

6 Completed4 Reviews

Stacy Ann

15 Completed3 Reviews

We ended up on the road and never lost traffic noise. :(

Zach Boyd

50 Completed5 Reviews

Excellent jaunt about. The ridge is quite a decent climb and lends views to historic Red Rocks amphitheater, views of c470 and Denver atop the ridge along with good views of the hogback.

Rachel Beason

6 Completed2 Reviews

Emily Moore

1 Completed2 Reviews


Emily Moore

1 Completed2 Reviews