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Red Rock Canyon Trails

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Red Rock Canyon Trails is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado 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.

5.3 miles
1072 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


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.

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I love going to Red Rock. Its easy to walk, and has climbing areas. Good all around place.

10 days ago

great hike . awesome views.

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Great place to take my Pug and explore. The scenery is amazing and there are plenty of open side trails to cruise the cliffs and quarry. Lots of shady trees for my Pug to rest under haha

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