Trip Planner:   USA  /  Colorado  /  El Paso County  /  Colorado Springs  /  Nature  /  Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs

4.7
#3 of 7 in Nature in El Paso County
Geologic Formation Nature / Park
As part of Garden of the Gods park, Red Rock Canyon 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. Arrange your visit to Red Rock Canyon and discover more family-friendly attractions in Colorado Springs using our Colorado Springs vacation generator.
map
Create an itinerary including Red Rock Canyon
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
820 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Was out and hike in this area with my fiance and my mom. The rocks go diagonally and looks like that they are shot out of the ground. Their red color is really unique.
    View original
  • We started our visit by viewing the amphitheater and museum. The amphitheater is an amazing feat of architecture. No wonder so many popular artists/bands have played here. We took a 1.5 mile hike that...  more »
  • 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...  more »

Plan your trip to Colorado Springs

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Colorado Springs

Where to stay in Colorado Springs

To experience the scenic beauty surrounding Colorado Springs while on holiday, consider staying at a resort just outside the city, offering sweeping views of the mountains plus access to championship golf courses, tennis courts, and spa/fitness facilities. You can also discover Colorado's great outdoors by pitching a tent at one of the area's many campgrounds, or by renting a cozy cottage or mountain cabin.  If you prefer to stay near downtown, consider a moderately priced inn or motel, located a short walk from the city's finest shops and restaurants.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Colorado Springs by other users

7 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Utah, Colorado & Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Colorado Springs & Denver SEE PLAN April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans