Red Rock Canyon Trails is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Beautiful Canyon with Red Sandstone, grassy fields and ponds. Rock climbing is only allowed if you get a permit from the Garden of the Gods visitor center and with proper equipment. The Garden of the Gods is world famous, but two miles south of the Garden "Red Rock Canyon Open Space" invites hikers to enjoy the same geological strata in a much less "Victorian" setting. The land now included in the "Open Space" has been in use for at least 9,000 years, where because of its proximity to Fountain Creek early American settlers made their homes. In the more recent past, the Dakota Sandstone layer was used to quarry building materials, and portions of the park received trainloads of gold ore from the Cripple Creek mines to be refined. Since 2003 the city of Colorado Springs has developed this property into one of its premier parks, containing nearly 10 miles of connected trails suitable for hikers, bikers, and horse back riders (some trails are restricted to only one type of adventurer). The park is open year round from dawn to dusk, and with such varied terrain, you'll never tire of visiting and creating new ways of enjoying this delightful topography.
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.
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.
I love it here! I bring my dog here a lot, and we both love it.
1st time at this series of trails, very well maintained. Can't wait to go back and ride the rest.
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.