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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  • This place is amazing! We used if for pt one day! If you wanna get better at running here walk this trail like once a week until your able to run it. We have gone a few times and every time everyone has a lot of fun and has improved all together on running! It’s a nice view the whole way and I think it’s like 3+ miles if you only stay on the one trail! Try it for yourself you won’t be disappointed!!!
  • Nice open space area with a good amount of parking and several trails to explore. They also have a dog park and bike park which I haven't used. Have been here mainly for walks. Does get pretty busy on weekends during the warmer months. Trails are generally clean but they could use better marking/signage. Most trails are pretty are easy to moderate in difficulty.

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