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Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs

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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.
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  • This easy hike is a great experience for all ages. Make sure to stop and take in the great views around you. You can see so much nature. The lake was pretty frozen over. There are trails and you can e...  more »
  • The parking lot is small and no real signs, you just need to know where it is and lock your valuables in the trunk. Take bottled water. You'll experience a variety of views and a variety of hiking lev...  more »
  • Easily accessible with lots of parking. Very pretty and convenient. Usually pretty busy, heavily trafficked, with many options for trails. Great whether you want to take a short or long walk. Good for...  more »