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loved it.... easy. great views

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3 months ago

I brought my 4 year old and my dog on this hike. They loved it. We did cut it short at the mesa trail loop though. The views were breathtaking.

Took a little over 1.5 hours - fun little spots.

Easy hike with lots of varied green views and close to the city!

Excellent. Variety of options to veer off. Beautiful terrain. Kids 9 and 13 handled it.

Fun hike, good views, fairly easy.

Easy going trail perfect for a quick and close hike. All skill levels, nice pond to sit by, trails clearly marked and well maintained.

Beautiful morning walk. For a lovely hour-long hike, I recommend taking the Mesa Trail to the Quarry Pass Trail to Red Canyon Path. This will allow beautiful views of the Garden of the Gods, a reservoir, and the quarry. Leave your car in the second parking lot and hike from the left (east) end of the first parking lot. This is the only hike we did at Red Rock Canyon, but we were amazed at the beauty so close to town.

Awesome trail system... Views are amazing... has some nice elevation change and really didn't see any other hikers once past a mile out. The hike I downloaded was a bit short so took some of the other available trails to add a bit of distance. shout-out to alltrails pro... makes altering a route on the fly easy!

Really beautiful hike with great views from Mesa up at the mountains as well as down toward Garden of the Gods. Nice woodsy/low brush sections as well. We started to the right and returned on Mesa which was a nice way to do it, but we had some difficulty finding trail markings at the start and ended up following Contemplative and Sand Canyon at the beginning.

Beautiful - always love Red Rocks. It seems that we choose another path each time we go. So happy that CoS turned the quarry into something we could enjoy time and time again.

Easy and beautiful!!

I recomen keeping your dogs and maybe even your kids on a leash. There are alot of bikers in the afternoon and they wont slow down for anyone.

We had a great time here today. Nice easy stroll

Beautiful view, great ride.

While not as popular as Garden of the Gods this is still a very popular attraction and parking becomes limited on busy weekends. Interesting rock formations pop up throughout the hike and are always a nice surprise. Maps are present at most of the trail intersections and help navigate the large trail system in this open space.
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Hiked all over this open space covered in beautiful wild flowers and filled with red rock formations. Pretty large trail system but Not overly marked in some areas. There were maps at the beginning but they're slightly confusing. We ended up on a much longer hike than anticipated and endured some rain but it was still worth it!great exercise in an astounding landscape-can't beat it!

Didn't feel too traveled or too lonely- just right. Saw some very happy mountain bikers & I was super zen on this trail

Simple and fun with some great views!

Pretty open spaces nice wide main trails. Great for a decent hike with dogs

Easy trail with pretty red rocks and views of garden of the gods. Great wide trail too with plenty of room for dogs

This easy, short hike was absolutely beautiful! We saw two different groups of Mule Deer while walking and where blown away by the views. You can even see the Garden of the Gods from certain vantage points!

Nice loop with great views.

There is nothing moderate about this trail IF you hike regularly. It is touristy so perhaps the moderate label is applied using non-hikers as a baseline.

The best for west side riding!

Decent hiking. Fairly easy. Even the trails labeled difficult weren't that challenging. We hiked most of the trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space in one afternoon.

great area to explore, can be crowded on the weekends, bring water!

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