The Trading Post Trail is one of Denver’s best beginner day hikes. Located near Morrison, Colorado, this 1.5 mile loop winds its way though beautiful red rock formations and amazing patches of wildflowers while only gaining about 350 feet in elevation. This is a popular area for hiking and trail running, and rightfully so!

If you are looking for a great beginner day hike or family adventure, this is the hike for you. As you explore the area surrounding Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the majestic contrast of the red sandstone on the rolling, green meadows will surely take your breath away.

Let our professional guides show you around this incredible place!


More information:

  • Recommended hiking experience level: beginner
  • This is an easy hike over 1.5 miles
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesMarch 1 - October 31, 2024 Price$109 per person LocationMorrison, CO Course Length10:00am to 1:00pm Difficulty Rating2/10
  • Experience amazing red rock sandstone formations
  • A huge variety of wildflowers
  • Great introductory day hike near Denver
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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