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Red Rock Canyon Trails

EASY 128 reviews
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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.


4 days ago

Easy, lots of people.


6 days ago

hiking

great for visitors and the average hiker


22 days ago

Great easy hike


24 days ago

mountain biking

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


1 month ago

walking

This was amazing loved it


1 month ago

hiking

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


1 month ago

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


1 month ago

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


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

Very nice walk. Some elevation.


1 month ago

hiking

Woke up at 2:30 a.m. to hike up and watch the sunrise. Totally worth it. Best view I've seen in a long time. Excellent trails.


1 month ago

Love the scenery!


1 month ago

trail running

Scenic, fun trails. Lots of trails to choose from and pretty well marked. A lot of posted trail maps. Is pretty exposed so be ready for sun! Very enjoyable.


1 month ago

hiking

Great!


1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful scenery, love these trails!


1 month ago

first time on this trail was yesterday. will go back. like how the tails intetsect with others. if one is too diificult you can switch to an easier one in a short distance.


1 month ago


1 month ago

walking

Very nice trails. My husband and I and our 2 young kids all enjoyed it! There's rocks to climb and small wildlife to see. Perfect trails for families. There's other people there but not too overcrowded. We will be coming back here frequently.


1 month ago

hiking

Walked Cordell trail with small doggy. bit rocky but we loved it.


2 months ago

hiking

Outstanding trail, dogs loved it