Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs

4.8
#1 of 6 in Nature in Colorado Springs
Geologic Formation · Park
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Red Rock Canyon Open Space provides striking scenery for hiking, jogging, climbing, and mountain biking. Set inside the city, the park's towering red rocks were formed from sandstone into a series of canyons. Trails provide ample paths for hiking and exploring, usually starting among shady bluffs and working up toward views of the park and town. If you enjoy rock climbing, try your hand at any of more than 80 established climbs mapped out through the canyon and park. Climbers must register with the Garden of the Gods visitor center. If you like, bring a meal to eat in the wheelchair-accessible picnic grounds. Use our Colorado Springs trip planner to arrange your visit to Red Rock Canyon Open Space and other attractions in Colorado Springs.
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  • After spending a few days in Colorado Springs, I decided to take a few hikes to take advantage of the lovely scenery and great weather! This was one of the best locations in the area to both sightsee....  more
    After spending a few days in Colorado Springs, I decided to take a few hikes to take advantage of the lovely scenery and great weather! This was one of the best locations in the area to both sightsee....  more »
  • We hiked here on a cloudy day and it was still a nice walk. We took a picture of the map when we started because the trail is not always well marked. Parking was easy and the views of Garden of the... 
    We hiked here on a cloudy day and it was still a nice walk. We took a picture of the map when we started because the trail is not always well marked. Parking was easy and the views of Garden of the...  more »
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  • Loved this hike! Red rocks were gorgeous and the lakes we passed were stunning! There are multiple paths you can take. Some are easier some are more advanced. I’m 24 weeks pregnant and didn’t have any troubles on the paths I took (mostly intermediate). I saw a couple of people with young baby’s even a stroller. Definitely recommend this trail!
  • Love this place. Just a little ways south of Garden of the Gods on the outskirts of town. A decent amount of multi use trails. I really like the quarry area. There is an old stair case carved into the rocks in the quarry area as well which is neat. You can climb here as well with a permit. I believe this park has trails that connect to other trail systems.

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