Red Rock Canyon Open Space is a 789-acre city park in Colorado Springs. It is situated on the west side of the city, adjacent to Manitou Springs and south of U.S. Route 24. The park consists of a series of parallel ridges (called "hogbacks") and eroded canyons, a continuation of the same sandstone rocks of the Fountain Formation that make up Garden of the Gods a few miles to the north.

Great trail, Contemplative tall has great views!

This trail was well marked and had some decent views. We brought our dog and passed a few others with dogs. There is an off leash dog trail as well. A few words of advice, go early in the day. We finished around 1, and there were a lot of people starting out. Also, make sure it was dry for a few days, as it was pretty muddy when we went.

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1 month ago

I would say it's moderate. Long and fun and great view of the city.

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1 month ago

We had a great time during the first snow of the season

Awesome if you're looking for something easy

I loved this trail. My first time in Colorado and I will forever remember this trip. The weather was perfect and the scenery amazing as was the company.

1 month ago

love this place. has dog parks

Great red rocks, very peaceful place and simple trails

This is a nice area for easy hiking suitable for kids. There is plenty of parking. It can get quite crowded on the weekends

We had a wonderful October morning hiking two easy and intermediate trails. I would have given 5 stars for composting toilets as the porta johnies are disgusting. There is a nearby Starbucks.

Loved this trail.