Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs

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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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  • The amphitheater is absolutely Amazing, make sure when you visit you are able to enjoy a concert under the stars. Nature around this place is unbelievable. 
    The amphitheater is absolutely Amazing, make sure when you visit you are able to enjoy a concert under the stars. Nature around this place is unbelievable.  more »
  • Another beautiful hike in the springs area. But this one you can park just about any where and you can walk without sharing the road with kids and dogs and strollers. Yes you could do a stroller... 
    Another beautiful hike in the springs area. But this one you can park just about any where and you can walk without sharing the road with kids and dogs and strollers. Yes you could do a stroller...  more »
  • This place is a few miles from G. of G. on the other side of hwy 24 and is very similar but with 1/500 as many people. The walk is mostly uphill going in but the grade is very mild. Highly... 
    This place is a few miles from G. of G. on the other side of hwy 24 and is very similar but with 1/500 as many people. The walk is mostly uphill going in but the grade is very mild. Highly...  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.
  • A complete gem. Colorado Springs has the most amazing sights hidden in the most obvious spaces. I turned in thinking, "my kids need open space". The park is astoundingly beautiful. There are trails specifically for biking and even a bike park. We enjoyed looking at rocks.
  • Love this place. Just a little ways south of Garden of the Gods on the outskirts of town. A decent amount of multi use trails. I really like the quarry area. There is an old stair case carved into the rocks in the quarry area as well which is neat. You can climb here as well with a permit. I believe this park has trails that connect to other trail systems.
  • This place is nice to go on hike with family. Many people bring their dogs along with them. There are plenty of parking spots and rarely gets too busy. There is also a large off-leash area for dogs here. There are many trails to pick from that vary in length and difficulty. People also come here to bike. After it rains the trails can get very muddy and slippery so use with caution. A beautiful gem for sure.

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