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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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Great place for a challenging run or great hike!

Absolutely beautiful place for some exercise! Great trails at all levels of fitness. The parking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hike or Bike; This Place is Awesome!

Red Rock Canyon is awe inspiring like Garden of the Gods. It's a continuation of the red rock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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 2 days ago

Absolutely beautiful place for some exercise! Great trails at all levels of fitness. The parking is plentiful and the trails are well maintained. We love to be in there in the winter for some peaceful, quiet exercise!

Thank Cowgirlmama56
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Red Rock Canyon is awe inspiring like Garden of the Gods. It's a continuation of the red rock formations and many were quarried back in the day. This is a place for contemplation if alone. You can connect to other trails as well & end...More

Thank JuliaJ0
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took grandkids for hike where they found their own private "ninja trail" at the base of red rock cliffs. They found " water slides" in the unique rock formations at the edge of the pond. We picnicked under the shelter of red rock pavilion...More

Thank Jaschaaf
Reviewed 1 week ago

decided to take a nice drive thru the canyon up to the amphitheater. Note: Please double check concert schedules. :) Pro: I got to drive really slow and enjoy the scenery because I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. Con: No viewing of the...More

Thank Danniogirl12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stagnant pond is my biggest memory. There are some decent trails and a shade area at the trailhead.

Thank valuetraveler89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much shade to be found but some impressive views at multiple turns. Definitely worth a short visit -- recommend an AM arrival on warmer days. Ample parking and a port-a-potty at trail head.

Thank hvonderh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great area to do a light hike in without being in constant view of houses (like Garden of the Gods). I would say that it is suitable for all levels, it just might take some people longer.

Thank OlatheS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another amazing park, the rock formations are incredible. The way it creates a perfect platform for a show is amazing and the sound is incredible too. I didn't hike the grounds but the hike to the concert is not for the faint of hear, leave...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of trails through valleys of red rocks, lake, old rock quarry. There are easy to read trail maps at intersections. I like the fat that you are in beautiful scenery with easy access from a major highway. There is lots of parking and a...More

Thank Laurie3355
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so worth it. It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Landscape is amazing. A total change from Florida. You will have awesome photo opportunities. Good exercise too. Loved it.

Thank Adriana L
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Jothish G
22 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.
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
11 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.