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Red Rock Canyon

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Address: south of U.S. 24 near 31st St., base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719-385-5940
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Local-Recommended Hidden Gem

Red Rocks is a hidden gem located right in the center of COS, "across the street" from Garden of the Gods (about 2 miles). There are no crowds, ample trails, stunning vistas and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Red Rocks is a hidden gem located right in the center of COS, "across the street" from Garden of the Gods (about 2 miles). There are no crowds, ample trails, stunning vistas and plenty of photo ops. The Contemplative and Mesa trails are stunning. There are so many spots to get up close and personal with the rocks, I cannot... More 

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for a morning or evening hike. You can see Garden of the Gods from here another good place to hike. In the evening you usually see deer along the trail.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great for hiking or climbing, (with a licensed climbing company.) We saw many wildlife tracks including coyote, lynx, and deer. The pond is pretty, when we went there were baby ducks. There are many trails with varied levels, so great for family fun! It was overgrown because of the rain but there were plenty of clear trails, just bring the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Red Rocks has beautiful hiking on easy trails. Dogs are permitted. There is no source for water, so be sure to bring lots. It can get quite hot in the summer. Also, be sure to cover your belongings and lock your car. There have been some incidents of theft. In spite of that, it is a great place for an... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visit and/or bring guests here... it is a great place for a casual walk/hike. It is accessible, and need not require effort... or one can put in some hiking and riding time... fun spot to watch climbers practice... or just to take in real Colorado color

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hike away from crowds. This park sits adjacent to Garden of the Gods Park. There are beautiful canyons along the trails and old mining area that you can explore. You can spend an hour or all day. The trails were relatively flat. You can mountain bike or hike-we hiked. Very enjoyable and scenic afternoon.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a place to spend a couple of hours walking and enjoying beautiful scenery, then this is your place. In 2 hours time, on a weekday in August, we came across only 5-10 people. The hiking was easy to moderate. There is no water in the park, so bring your own. Port a potties only. Parking was... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, great hiking spot. Easy enough for sixty somethings to handle some hiking here and well worth it for the views.

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A beautiful place made by God's own hand. Another must see when in Denver. The views are spectacular!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This park is basically an extension of the kinds of rock formations at the Garden of the Gods, and, accordingly, is gorgeous!! Be sure to hike it!

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