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.
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.