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Red Rock Canyon Trails

EASY 305 reviews

Red Rock Canyon Trails is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado 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.

5.3 miles 1072 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.

17 hours ago

Loved visiting Red Rock! Easy to hike with kids and dogs!

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11 days ago

Amazing memories. Absolutely worth visiting. The scenery is gorgeous.

hiking
12 days ago

Fun place to be. Many reasons to stop and enjoy.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trails close to home!

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13 days ago

backpacking
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23 days ago

Great trail! Went with a large group of adults && kids! We all had a blast!

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hiking
1 month ago

This trail was a very easy and chill walk about. Has very nice sceneries of the mountains and a lot of deer hangouts.

walking
1 month ago

Fun park, fit for all ages. Quarry was an interesting landmark worth checking out. Easy to lose the trail, but plenty of trails to get back on.

hiking
1 month ago