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Red Rock Canyon Trails

EASY 141 reviews

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.

3.4 miles 482 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

mountain biking
13 hours ago

1st time at this series of trails, very well maintained. Can't wait to go back and ride the rest.

mountain biking
13 hours ago

13 hours ago

hiking
7 days ago

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.

9 days ago

Great family hike! 7km

9 days ago

Nice easy and beautiful trail.

14 days ago

Not too crowded, beautiful, easy hike

16 days ago

19 days ago

Awesome trail. Do it at least once a week

hiking
21 days ago

Many trails to choose from with tons to see. Dog friendly but must be on leash. great place for walking/running/mountain biking. Also good place for climbing.

Beautiful trail

hiking
30 days ago

Easy trail and beautiful scenery. The lake was beautiful and easy to get to. It was a bit busy, but it was a perfect day for a hike. We saw quite a bit of wildlife too. Lots of trees and nicely market trails. The kids had a good time and it was very easy for them. We will do again and explore all the trails.

1 month ago

Easy, lots of people.

hiking
1 month ago

great for visitors and the average hiker

1 month ago

Great easy hike

mountain biking
1 month ago

Good fun, good views, lots of different types of trails from easier to difficult. Some laborious uphill climbs, but a fun ride down

walking
2 months ago

This was amazing loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail to take the kids on. Short and sweet. Good views of garden of the gods.

2 months ago

nice scenery. similar to Garden of the Gods, but less busy.

2 months ago

a nice walk. beautiful scenery so close to town. I would recommend either going early or later in the day.