Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs
Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs - Address, Phone Number
Address: 3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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About Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs
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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This park is not far from downtown Colorado Springs and offers a wide variety of hiking and mountain bike trails. You can go for an easy hike with your family and a stroller up dirt roads to overlook small reservoirs. Or ride your mountain bike on fun trails, some of which have technical sections. It is a popular place for trail runners too. The best part about this park is there are so many interconnecting trails you can make a different loop every time you visit. Connects to the popular Section 16 trails too. The red rock formations are unique and offer climbing opportunities. Of course there are many views of Pikes Peak or vistas of the City and park from dozens of overlooks. This is a relatively new park and a great addition to Colorado Springs.
We love this place. It's like Garden of the Gods, but better and without the tourists. Gorgeous views, especially down by the water. It's so peaceful, with many different trails, including small off-leash areas for dogs. You can make the hike as easy or as difficult as you want. I've never biked there but see many who do. Have even seen people on horseback. I always see deer. There is plenty of parking and a port-a-potty. Bring water and your camera and have fun exploring.
Beautiful views and good hiking. Make sure to bring water. It can be a hard hike if new to the area so be prepared and take it slow if needed. Plus while catching your breath you can enjoy the view and watch the rock climbers
This is an amazing park. There is miles of bike paths and hiking trails. Great place to take your dog. However, it is typical of most public parks in that the city is negligent in protecting, cleaning, and providing basic services as in cutting the grass, enforcing cleaning up after your dog, placing tables in strategic locations, and enforcing a closure of the park. Lately, the park has become a nuisance of abandoned cars and broken windows. It is a sad commentary of the status of the park. It is a beautiful park. However, the city and county that are stewards of the park must do a better job in maintaining the park. Because presently, they are doing a lousy, lousy job!
This was a very nice place. Places to bike and hike. Not to crowded but you will see people most of the time. There is adequate parking but the main lot is small.