Hike the Red Rock Canyon Trail

Colorado Red Rock Canyon

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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

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Activities:

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

3.4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

265 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Scenic

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about 2 months 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.

about 2 months ago

7 months 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.

7 months ago

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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