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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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Tampa, FL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I spent 2-3 hours hiking the trails here. It's just to the south of Garden of the Gods, on the south side of US 24, near Rudy's (eat there!). Numerous trails allow you to customize your hike as you go, if you're in the mood to keep going or wrap it up, no problem. You'll enjoy some great red-rock features,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

really nice,I was there in 2013 for a convention trip, and in 2014 with my family , awesome view and experience !

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Taylorville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Red Rock Canyon is beautiful! My husband and I drove through; however, if you are scared of heights and do not want to ride on a one lane dirt road, do not go on Shelf Road! I was terrified and we accidentally ended up on it.

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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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137 reviews 137 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very neat compliment to Garden of The Gods. You can take easy, moderate, or hard trails. Be sure to do the quary, it is the neatest part of the park.

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You just cannot see enough of the rock formations, I found it so impressive and took lots of photos.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are several trails to explore. I prefer going in the spring or fall when it's not hot. There aren't many shady places in this canyon.

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Sort of a miniature Garden of the Gods park. An easy walk around, lovely setting. A great after-dinner excursion for us.

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

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 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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