Red Mountain Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, CO that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This is a relatively short trail with spectacular views on the way up as well as at the top. From the summit you can locate the Manitou Springs Incline, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, the Cliff House, Kissing Camels in Garden of the Gods, and of course, Colorado Springs. Even though close in to civilization, it is easy to feel like you are worlds away from it while ascending.