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Red Rock Canyon

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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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141 reviews 141 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We hiked about 3 miles in a loop that took us into a late 1800's quarry where huge blocks were cut for buildings all over the US. This is truly a gem. Basically an extension of the Garden of the Gods as the monolith natural rock formations crash into the Front Range and Section 16. You could hike or bike... More 

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Oklahoma City
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223 reviews 223 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

thoroughly enjoyable experience. beautiful sites and chances to see wildlife. recommend for anyone visiting the area.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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397 reviews 397 reviews
141 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Red Rock Canyon is a true wonder of nature. The gorgeous colors and places to pull over and make photos is great. Drive through and enjoy!

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Cairo, Egypt
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182 reviews 182 reviews
98 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great hiking and beautiful scenery, and certainly not as crowded as nearby Garden of the Gods. Trails are all clearly marked and easy to follow, even by people with disabilities such as my wife who has pretty severe back issues and our 7-year old daughter.

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lots of deer - great hiking, and nearby cute town with above average food opportunities. Excellent photography opportunities as well. In the summer months - be aware that we do have some snakes - make noise - and watch the little ones. We've never had an issue - but since I have seen many (mostly bull snakes), thought it was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This area doesn't have the same "wow factor" as Garden of the Gods, but the scenery is still great. The trails are well groomed and well marked, and it wasn't crowded on a recent Saturday morning. The Quarry Pass section is interesting - you walk through a pass that was cut from the giant red rocks where you can still... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Red Rocks Canyon does not have the visual grandeur of Garden of the Gods, but the hiking is better. Several trails of varying lengths and difficulty cater to every age group and level of expectation. The trails are all clearly marked and include length. The trails are also used by mountain bikers. There are benches for picnics and several imposing... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This park provides beautiful vistas with easy hiking trails. You do not need more than 1 hour to walk around it. Also great for easy mountain biking.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great for hiking and biking. An extension of the Garden of the Gods formation but much less developed.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Want to exercise, walk and enjoy nature? this is the place. Not too extreme for out of towners who lack the O2 in this altitude! Pet friendly as well, but please, scoop up the dog poop. There are llots of people who walk this trail.

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