Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Gave it a 3 only compared to some of the other great trails in the area. But it’s a pretty area with a lake and some waterfoul. It has some interesting rock formations and distant views of the Garden of the Gods. Great walk and not very steep.

I like to take my kiddo here for long walks.

Great system within Colorado Springs.

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!

Such a fun place to visit. The trails were not too challenging. This was the first hike I’ve done since coming to Colorado a couple days ago. Perfect for those who haven’t quite acclimated yet.

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!!

Love the trails here. None are very challenging. There are many many trails to choose from, you can walk right among the rocks, out in the open flat grassy area, or under the tall trees near the stream. The rock formations are large and impressive and from several trails you can see a beautiful view of Garden of the Gods. Dogs are allowed and there is a new, large, and fully fenced off lease dog trail. There is also a very nice area dedicated to mountain biking trail practice. It has several obsticles and ever a teeter totter you can ride over. In the morning the trails are frequented by horseback riders and rock climbers. The only real drawback is that due to its being so easily accessible as it is right in town, Red Rock Open Space is usually very busy. However, the further you get from the parking lot and especially as you get on the back trails by the stream you see fewer and fewer people.

best wonderful ☺ close to my home

Extremely dog friendly. The lake was absolutely beautiful! Definitely coming back soon as we got a late start and turned around a mile in due to the weather getting a bit too hot for our pups. Keep in mind there is very little shade for your pups as you walk. Early morning visit on hot days with pups would be best.

We wanted a easy hike on a beautiful day and this was a great pick. The parking was an issue but all trails were clearly marked and easy to follow. We were afraid it was gonna be really crowded but it wasn’t too bad.

Great way to warm up the legs for a week of hiking. Beautiful views

Love this place. It never gets old. Absolutely beautiful. There are several different trails to follow and if you want you could spend hours exploring here.

The hike was awesome - so beautiful and not to difficult but a nice energetic hike. Unfortunately the parking lot is not safe - if you go make sure there is nothing inside your car that can be seen - I had a black bag on the floor of the back seat - thieves broke the window and grabbed the bag nothing else just quick and easy for he low lives. Did the same thing to another car - same color, make, and model has mine - coincidence or targeting - not sure but be safe and leave everything at home or in your hotel. Be safe and enjoy

Such a beautiful hike. We take our three year old and he can manage the trails and rock climb really well. Great views. Can get windy because of location so dress in some layers. We have only gone on weekdays and it still can be crowded so weekends would probably be hard parking wise.

Really like this trail there is some great scenery. Nice rock climbing to. You will find people climbing all over the place. Did my first climb here. Unforgettable experience.

really easy trails. the quarry was cool. I've done section 16 before and that's the only tough trail. FYI no shade if you go in summer but it's beautiful time of year to hike now.

We had a great time here today. Nice easy stroll

beautiful day to walk around the red rocks.

Hiked 2 miles of the trail. Liked the quarry.

Beautiful view, great ride.

Always love coming out to Red Rocks. Perfect for the family and dogs.

Hike these trails at least once a month when I am down near Colorado springs...lots of different loops....

A great area to explore that is close to Colo Springs. There are many trails that weave in and out of each other and many social trails as well. There is a gentle incline if you follow the trails to the south end of the park that provide some very nice views. the trails are well maintained and wide for the most park. It can get crowded so plan accordingly with regards to parking.

Great way to see the different areas of the park. Very well marked and maintained.

great trail. easy but does have some steep inclines. very beautiful

Snowy Sunday morning with the wife and daag

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