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Red Rock Canyon

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Address: south of U.S. 24 near 31st St., base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
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Great hike full of nature

This easy hike is a great experience for all ages. Make sure to stop and take in the great views around you. You can see so much nature. The lake was pretty frozen over. There are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This easy hike is a great experience for all ages. Make sure to stop and take in the great views around you. You can see so much nature. The lake was pretty frozen over. There are trails and you can even see rock climbers. Dogs welcome.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The parking lot is small and no real signs, you just need to know where it is and lock your valuables in the trunk. Take bottled water. You'll experience a variety of views and a variety of hiking levels, but most anyone can take the hike. Not many animals, but maybe that's dependent on the weather and season. There are... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easily accessible with lots of parking. Very pretty and convenient. Usually pretty busy, heavily trafficked, with many options for trails. Great whether you want to take a short or long walk. Good for kids and dogs as well. Best part, it's free.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always take our out of town visitors there because the area is unique und worth seeing. We usually tie this in with a visit to the Garden of the Gods.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I come to the Springs for work every year. This time for 3 months. This place has been our go to hiking local because it is close by yet very beautiful to hike. Not too rugged, and pretty well marked trails. 2 yrs ago while hiking after some heavy rain we spotted a PUMA print on the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love hiking here. It's as beautiful as GOG but there is always parking. Trails are longer and views ofthe garden area and the mountains are fabulous. I'm here alot and always find something new to explore.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to hike. Quite a few people, but didn't feel too crowded because of the number of trails. Probably not the place to go for solitude, but much less crowded than Garden of the Gods. If you go there in the winter, bring YakTrax of you have them.

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Thank Angie F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Rock Canyon is a great place for the whole family. Lots of trails with different options on how far you want to walk. Mountain Bike and pets are welcome as well. We usually take the dogs on a walk around the reservoir and up through the quarry. Absolutely go here for some good but easy hiking!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's nothing better than spending time on a train going thru these amazing mountains, It has been one of the best experiences in my life.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had snowed & this was a great place to go & enjoy the snow. Snowball fights, sledding, walking the trails & they even had tables for picnic.

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