Settler's Park-Red Rocks
Darby's Top Reasons to Love this Hike:
Quick and easy hike (.5 to 1 mile) for new hikers, or if you're short on time. Located conveniently either at the Settler's Park trail head, or at Centennial trail head at the beginning of Sunshine Canyon (another 1.3 mile hike). Settler's is a series of short intersecting trails, and continues to Anemone trail for another .4 miles of hiking.
Gorgeous views of the Flatiron Mountains and downtown Boulder.
Be amongst the Red Rocks, not many hikes can get your this pretty shade of red dirt!
Water, always a favorite.
Historical fact: the first permanent Boulder settlement by gold miners in 1858.
Round Trip Length: .5 to 2 miles
Start and End Elevation: gains about 300ft
Skill Level: Easy, parts are wheelchair accessible, see the Trails Accessibility Guide (TAP) 2.56 Mb.
Pet Regulations: Dogs that are sight and voice controlled are allowed off leash OSMP Dog Regulations
Weather: All seasons, except if there is snow.
Restroom: At Eben G. Fine park on Canyon there are a few restrooms in the park.
Picnic tables: yes
Directions: On Canyon Blvd going west, park at Settler's Park, Eben G. Fine trail head parking, approximately Canyon and 1st. Or, go west on Mapleton Ave and park at the Mt. Sanitas/Centennial trail head. Trail is on the south side of the road.