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.
I love this trail because it's easy to navigate and you can make your hike as long and as difficult as you want. It ranges from very easy to difficult just based on which way you go. The views of Garden of the Gods are so pretty! This is a very family and dog friendly trail. There is always parking available. There is a little lake towards the East side that lots of people send there hot pups in to cool down. There is also a dog of leash designated area. My only con to this trail is there isn't much shade on the trails. I wouldn't go on a hot sunny day.