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Settlers Park - Red Rocks Trail

Boulder - Denver - Golden - Fort Collins - Lyons

Settlers Park was named after the first American prospectors who camped in this area during the 1858-1859 winter. An influx of settlers followed, cabins were built, sawmills erected and Boulder quickly grew into a bona fide mining town. The Red Rocks Trail climbs a steep hill over the original camp to a series of red rock fins born from a turbulent period of uplift and sculpted by water, wind and freeze-thaw cycle erosion. It weaves about the fins and returns to Settlers Park Trailhead to form a .7 mile loop.

Related Trails: Red Rocks Loop Trail

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