Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Length: 1 – 3.3 miles depending on trail
Duration: 30 minutes – 2 hours depending on trail
Trail Difficulty: easy to moderate depending on trail
Scenery: great views of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain and the Front Range
Recommended for: Hikers, dogs, horses, mountain biking, rock climbers
Cost: FreeHours: Nov. 1 – April 30 5 am – 9 pm; May 1 to Oct 31 5 am – 11 pm
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Red Rocks Canyon Open Space is located south of US 24 between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. A variety of trails wind along the canyons and ridges of red rock and provide great views of the Colorado Front Range. These trails connect to many other hiking trails in the area. There are two off-leash dog loops. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas and on trails. There is a free-ride bike park. Rock climbing by permit only - obtain permit at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center on 30th Street. Find detailed information on trails.
Directions: Take US 24 west then turn left on Ridge Rd. There are two large parking lots available.
- Biking Trails
- Hiking Trails
- Pets Must Be On Leash
- Designated Off-Leash Dog Area(s)
Red Rock Canyon is characterized by a series of canyons and ridges sculpted by erosion of the area’s uplifted rock strata. The ridges and canyons offer beautiful views and sheltered enclaves for inspiration, varied terrain for recreation, and a 240 million year slice of sedimentary geology for education. 789 acres accommodates hiking, climbing, cycling, and horseback riding, as well as offering picnic areas, and a bicycle free ride area.
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