Hike the Red Rock Canyon Trail



3.4 miles

Elevation Gain

265 ft

Route Type


Added by Billy DiMirra

Explore Red Rock Canyon, just outside Colorado Springs. Easy, well-maintained trails wind through the red sandstone, offering views of town and the Garden of the Gods.

This is an easy hike to follow, open to hikers, bikers, and leashed dogs. You can also head to the park for rock climbing, with the proper permit.

Photo Credit: Ben Simo

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🥈 Contributor

over 4 years ago

Cool place

Just like everywhere else in Colorado it is beautiful. This hike if fairly easy and is sort of dodgy if the trail is busy because it welcome dogs and bike riders. Other than that it was an easy little hike and very enjoyable. Glad I made time for it.


🥈 Contributor

almost 5 years ago

Springs staple

This is a great spot to hit in the springs if you're not wanting a really intense hike but still get some great views.


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about 5 years ago

This place is stunning in mid-spring when the verdant vegetation contrasts with the red rocks.

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