Red Rock Canyon Trail
The final turn toward the trailhead. Roundup Trail bends to the north and becomes the Red Rock Canyon Trail. This last segment will lead you between the Lyon Sandstone hogback and the western side of the Dakota Sandstone ridge. In the late 1800s blocks as large as 6X7X10 ft., weighing 10 tons, were cut and shipped from this quarry. At the bottom of the hill you can turn left into the parking lot, or you could turn right onto the “Lower Hogback Trail,” which leads back up the hill, again, and connects to the “Lion Trail,” which brings you back north through the old Dakota Sandstone quarry. If you take this additional set of trails, you’ll add approximately two miles to the five you’ve already walked. It’s doable; your choice.