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Red Rock, Lion and Section 16 Loop is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 11.3 mi Elevation gain 2,168 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Backpacking Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No shade
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Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area.

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Reviews (52)
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Recordings (58)
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Brad Hyatt
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HikingClosedGreat!Rocky

good hike; mtn bikers were all polite and enjoyed the scenery; there are some trail closures near the 'private' boundary area, just past the landfill connector on the return trip (before intersection with lion trail, about 0.4 mi SE of 'wheeler pit'), so you'll need to take landfill trail to get up to the road coming back as mapped out on the app.

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Matthew Baca
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Hiking

This trail is incredibly exposed and sunned. Very hot. Be sure to bring plenty of water.

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Asia Gallo
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Hiking

The trail was wonderful all of the mountain bikers were polite. I wish it was marked a little bit more clearly. One of my absolute faves

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Lyssa Y
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Hiking

Good challenging hike with gorgeous rock outcroppings and views. Largely an unmarked trail with many offshoots and options, frustrating to navigate.

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Lisa Hodges Hunter
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Hiking

Not enough trail identification

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Sara Balkenbush
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Hiking

Great hike. Start early if you can! Bring plenty of water!

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Ezekiel Carpenter
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Classified Noneoffyourbusiness
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HikingGreat!

Cool hike. Lots of landscape changes

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Jennifer Musser
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Appalachian Roots
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Hiking

Easy access and a great trail. I’ve done this trail several times. High traffic, lots of runners. Everyone is very courteous. Enjoy

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Andrew Parsons
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HikingNo shade

Start of trail (first 2 miles) not great, lots of walking nearby road and power lines. But once you get onto section 16 much much better the views are spectacular!!! Would recommend starting early if going to be a hot day!

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Bobbi Leavens
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, sunny day. A little hard to follow at times because there were a lot of connecting trails.

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Levi Keagy
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HikingRocky

Great trail. Easy to follow. Go counterclockwise for the hardest climb. Haven’t finished the whole loop yet, but it’s a nice trail. The top of the ridge is in beautiful pines.

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Tavaris Williams
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Jason Kiefer
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Hiking

Lots of variety on this hike. Great views of Garden of Gods, valleys, and the red rocks. I took the loop counter clockwise, but I think the other way would be better. It seems that the section 16 would be easier going down clockwise. Lot's of people on the trial, all very nice and respectful. I took my dog with me, and no problems.

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John Commissaris
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Mountain biking
First to Review

great trail,ride, views. just an fyi I'm new to mountain biking and a part of section 16 is listed as hard very accurately...I had to walk my bike down for a lot of the switchbacks and rockier parts. Even with that, highly recommend

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Doug Hanson
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Derek Gray
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Don Yates
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Jill Weaver
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Kari McCabe
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Yesenia Santos
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Kyle Skinner
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Bailey Glassford
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Jason Kiefer
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Keenan Grove
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Brian Pooley
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