Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
  • Address: 3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States, 80904
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7193855940
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks

Red Rock Canyon Open Space - Review

This is a 789-acre area home to array of parallel ridges and eroded canyons in a continuation of to sandstone rocks of the Fountain Formation which form the popular Garden of Gods.

Covered by industries, quarries, gravel pits and gold-refining mills, the park has lost its natural charm in the chaos of industries. Revived by John George Bock in the 1920’s, the park today is a recreational site and retains few remains of the former industries.

A pleasant place to spend an afternoon today, the park boasts of miles of trails and is frequented by joggers, hikers and mountain bikers. The trails of the park are connected to the Intemann trails of the Manitou Springs and is rock climbing is a popular activity in the park!

Visit for a family picnic or a refreshing jog!

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  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space Address: 3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States, 80904
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space Contact Number: +1-7193855940
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space Timing: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Red Rock Canyon Open Space(preferred time): 05:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Red Rock Canyon Open Space: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Colorado Springs include Red Rock Canyon Open Space in their plan

  • 54.17% of people start their Red Rock Canyon Open Space visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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94.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Red Rock Canyon Open Space

People normally club together Garden Of The Gods and Helen Hunt Falls while planning their visit to Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs Reviews

  • Perfect place for a hike. Took my corgi for a nice walk. Trails are well kept and clean. Without my dog I went deep into the southern trails. There are decent signs places of all the trail routes/paths, however, I wish the actual trails were marked better. I found myself many times at a fork in the path and had to guess which way to go. Make sure you know your paths turns before you set out and you won’t have any issues. I will definitely be coming back here often.

  • This place is wonderful. Contemplative trail has the large red sandstone rocks that are pushed up straight from the mountain. You are able to hike and have your dog on a leash. Please clean up if necessary. We had seen some mountain bikes riding. There has been maintenance on the trail. There are many trails to choose from. One trail leads you by the old quarry. Take a camera and some water and you'll have a great hike!

  • Red Rock Canyon provides some nice views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods but that’s about it. The canyon itself, while nice in its own right, pales in comparison to all the other scenic options in the area, in my opinion. Additionally, it took my family (which includes two kids under the age of 4) a lot of time and effort to hike to the portions of Red Rock Canyon that are picturesque. The first half or more of our hike was average to disappointing, relative to the scenery (or lack thereof) and the surprisingly poor upkeep of this area (the pond/lake area was dirty and unsightly). If we had it to do over again, we would not visit Red Rock Canyon. If, on the other hand, we didn’t have two small ones and if we had lots of time to explore the area (or if we were locals), Red Rock Canyon would be worthwhile.

  • What a wonderful place to go and get your thoughts together and also a plenty of things to do like hiking as short or as long as you'd like as easy or as difficult as you like, and they also had bike paths and you could bring your pet or pets. They even had climbing on the side of the rocks for the mountain shall I say which is really cool. Remember bring water. The view is fantastic wherever you hike to all about nature about mountains.

  • Beautiful hiking spot. Hiking trails vary by length and difficulty. Beautiful views of the pond, red rocks, garden of the gods & pikes peak. Only issue I have here is I seem to get a little lost on the longer trails trying to make my way back to the parking lot. Recommend adding a “You are Here” sticker of some sort on some of the signs along the back trails

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