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Red Rock Canyon

south of U.S. 24 near 31st St., base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
+1 719-385-5940
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If you are looking for a local easy to get to hiking this is it. Easy wide trails, also has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark H
via mobile
Beautiful, pets allowed, even a small lake

A great place for biking, hiking, pets and less crowded than Garden of gods. The lake/pond is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jeannie m
Naples, Florida
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south of U.S. 24 near 31st St., base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
+1 719-385-5940
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a local easy to get to hiking this is it. Easy wide trails, also has moderate. Good for hiking, trail running and biking. Bathroom at trail head. All trails marked

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for biking, hiking, pets and less crowded than Garden of gods. The lake/pond is peaceful with ducks and geese. Lots of different trails and relatively easy. Very nice in June, only time so far that I have been there. Nice views, green...More

Thank jeannie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here in June 2017, it's a neat place where you can climb the rock formations unlike at the nearby Garden of the Gods. The only downside was the parking lot was a bit rough and I wish they would clear the brush at the...More

1  Thank mdtraveller_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 9 rode horseback through the canyon and enjoyed every minute of it. Up hill and down with our guides explaining every formation and the Indian history that went with it.

1  Thank RobertENealaia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to hike, don't miss the Red Rock Canyon. Some of the trails are quite challenging, but it is a beautiful mini version of the Garden of the Gods. Very enjoyable hike.

Thank katherinebE8923SM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Red Rock Canyon is a pretty and peaceful way to spend some time while in Colorado Springs. It doesn't draw as many tourists as Garden of the Gods so it makes for a more quiet hike. The trails have good variety and there are trails...More

Thank KatieCTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has spectacular views. Many hiking/walking trails. Dog friendly on leash. Plenty of parking.

Thank Masha0429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thus place was unique. The red rocks and tall spires had climbers all over. The paths were well kept and accessible by all. Breathtaking beauty.

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect spot - and you can see Garden of the Gods across the way. Flatter hikes which is especially useful for those of us who are still adjusting to altitude. Photo ops at every turn. Packs hats, water, and suntan lotion. For those of us...More

1  Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic hike through a family friendly area where pets are allowed. There are bike trails / trials areas. We did get off the trail but quickly made an adventure of the next one we crossed. Easily navigated when we were paying attention.

Thank Renee L
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Jothish G
How long will it take to cover Red Rock Canyons?
23 May 2017|
Response from Kadambari S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jothish G, I'd say 5 to 6 hours tops with stopping in between, visiting the visitor Centre and stopping for some lunch. Hope this helps you. Regards.
Are there restrooms at the entrance only? Or, are there porta potties inside the park? Dumb question I know.. :)
12 May 2017|
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Response from JP K | Reviewed this property |
I only saw them at the entrance... but then I wasn't actually looking specifically for them - gut issues are no joke so that is not a dumb question! Don't let that stop you from enjoying a fabulous place. Heal your gut and... More
Well I've been to the extremely remote parts of southwestern Colorado where you do have to watch for bears and Cougars... What about on these hikes?
12 May 2017|
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Response from schuflies | Reviewed this property |
It is posable to have them any were I this area. But if you take the proper steps and make nose and no food you will never see them.