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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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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We spent our last day in Colorado Springs hiking in Red Rock Canyon open area. It's basically across from Garden of the Gods, but is quite a bit less congested and busy. It's absolutely beautiful and peaceful with wonderful hiking trails. We followed a series of different trails throughout the park and each was wonderful. While we didn't run into... More

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South Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Just outside of town in Colo. Springs is Red Rock Canyon park. A number of hiking trails, most relatively easy, lots of rock climbing (don't forget to register), a lake for swimming and even dog-friendly trails and bike trails. If every city had parks like this' there would be a whole lot fewer overweight kids and adults in this country!... More

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Brevard, NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Less well-known than Garden of the Gods is Red Rock Canyon. The signage is not good, but as you travel west on 24, you will see 31st street at a traffic light. Continue through the light as the road goes up, and the first left will take you to Red Rock. You could spend several pleasant hours here. Many trails,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery!!! I wish I could have stayed longer and enjoyed more of it. I was in town for business, so I didn't have a lot of free time.

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Canyon has multiple trails with different difficulty levels. We enjoyed contemplative trail with red rocks. We took it easy and enjoyed the harmony of nature, sitting on one of multiple benches provided in the park. It is not a tourist attraction, but very popular with locals.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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221 reviews 221 reviews
48 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This park has something for everyone including cyclists, kids, climbers, canines... and everyone else! Great views all around. Most of it is accessed on dirt, undulating trail. Plenty of parking is available (gratis, just like the park itself) and several different trails to choose from. The map signs are color-coded similarly to ski runs (green - easiest, blue - moderate,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Its really a good place to go for a walk, jog and scenic views around are very good. Other than that, there is not much to say.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great park with trails for hiking or just taking a walk. It's amazing to be so close to these huge red rusty rocks!

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Valrico, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is gorgeous. Lots of trails to explore from easy to difficult. The lake is beautiful. Much less crowded than Garden of the Gods.

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Long Island, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This looks kind of similar to Garden of Gods and is not to far away from. While I wouldn't put it a it at the top of my list to see, if you have some time to spare it's worth checking out. We didn't go into any of the trails, but just stopped by to see it up close. Still... More

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