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Red Rock Canyon

south of U.S. 24 near 31st St., base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
719-385-5940
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I took a hike with my elder cousin (a highly advanced hiker) and my mom (a beginner) this past Saturday. There are maps along the trail which allowed us to pick easy to intermediate paths for my mom. However, taking a counterclockwise hike around the park, we found that the advanced trails were intermediate. The views here are gorgeous with... More

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Ofallon, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great hiking area just south of Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs. Very easy to get to as it is just off Highway 24 as you head towards Manitou Springs. Mostly easy hikes with a few more challenging trails for those so inclined. Exceptional views of Coloroado Springs and Garden of the Gods from the higher elevations. The quarry area... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Nice, easy hiking away from the crowds. Rock formations are generally similar to Garden of the Gods, though the paths are much less maintained and less crowded. Ample, less crowded parking as well.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I just moved back to Colorado and am living in the Springs for the first time. I really love it here, as I do this amazing state in general. Been looking for things to do in this area on a regular basis especially the free, outdoor, scenic stuff. I went on my first hike at Red Rock Canyon today and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place was amazing. The hike isn't too bad compared to other places. A lot of flat land, which is good. I haven't went through the entire place yet, every time I come here it starts to rain, hard. One day I'll get through it all. Definitely check out this place. Great for walking, hiking, children, they even have a... More

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Petersburg, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Scenery was beautiful and would have enjoyed walking in the canyon except the day we visited temp was 102.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed hiking here. Great views and free. We started out with a stroller, which I do not recommend as it is a sandy and uneven trail. My two-year old did well walking the trail with his hand held.

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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

OK, I admit I drug 3 boys (9, 14 & 17) for a hike late on a Sunday afternoon after we had flown to Denver and driven to CS. Lots of protesting going in..."I'm tired...I want to relax", but we as we headed up a narrow trail between 2 formations the griping stopped. (We live at sea level and maybe... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This beautiful park is another great attraction that is free! The red rock canyons are beautiful and the trails are nicely maintained. There was also a small lake where people were swimming.

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Memphis, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Its another beautiful park with free admission. Many hiking trails and an amphitheater. Kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks.

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