Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs

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#2 of 6 in Nature in El Paso County
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. Use our Colorado Springs trip planner to arrange your visit to Red Rock Canyon and other attractions in Colorado Springs.
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  • The park has a large variety of trails to walk or bike with differing levels of effort required. On a warm day bring water. Great scenery from stone outcroppings, old quarry sites, and mountain views ...  more »
  • If you are looking for a Magical place near the Casinos where the only gamble is your live this is it  more »
  • A sight to see. You can drive through it and see such a wide geography and colors. Go in the gift shop.  more »

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