Contemplative Trail to Sand Canyon Trail Loop

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Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Contemplative Trail to Sand Canyon Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

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running

forest

views

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wildlife

Very easy trail. I walked/ran and completed in about 30 mins. Went near sundown and it was spectacular to see the shadows formed by the canyon rock. The other side trails could be perfect for some trail running.

3 months ago

keep a look out for a lost little boy name Gannon Stauch if you hike this trail as of 2/16 he is still missing.

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4 months ago

What a great trail system in an urban area - I've seen this from the road countless times but didn't realize just how many trails run through this open space. Even with the main parking lot at capacity, 90% of the time there was no one else in sight, so it was easy to let our 3-year-old run wild (except for the very icy spots coming back down!).

Favorite hike so far!

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7 months ago

Very nice views

Good hike for the kids!

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10 months ago

Too many people and dog crap not picked up.

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10 months ago

Easy to navigate with multiple options for easy trails and some “harder” ones. Nothing too strenuous even on the hard ones. Great views throughout. Dog friendly on leash!

11 months ago

Great trail with great views. Wasn't too challenging for us New Orleanians at all.

Thu May 16 2019

a fun hike with great views. bring lots of water a day wear sunscreen on warm sunny days. clean trail too, but portapotty was a hot mess!

Fun family trail! Easy , and intermediate trails, short and long routes. Also great for mountain biking and they also have a mountain bike park !

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Fri Mar 23 2018

We had a great time here today. Nice easy stroll

Sat Apr 15 2017

Nice loop with great views.

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