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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Hiking for all levels

There are Many trails, gorgeous views, and lots of parking, highly recommend. This park is free so recommend going early if going on a weekend day with nice weather.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Northwood, New Hampshire
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Northwood, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There are Many trails, gorgeous views, and lots of parking, highly recommend. This park is free so recommend going early if going on a weekend day with nice weather.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I like this park because it is not a super crazy hiking challenge. The Garden of the Gods is a greater challenge and I appreciate the ability to hike without feeling like I'm dying. The parking is accessible, and it's free. I didn't take full advantage of this place as I was only here for an hour, but I really... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Red Rock Canyon is a great local place for easy hikes with pets. The mountain bike trails are also quite nice, and they connect up to a much larger trail system. There are also many rock climbing routes. The one big downside is that it get *SUPER* crowded! Go early. There are many times when I drive by on Hwy-24... More 

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Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It is a bit out of the way but if you have the time, the ride to the Canyon is gorgeous and, once there, the site is stunning. Fun place to take a family.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited during the fall time when it was a bit warm and sunny. The rock formations are truly amazing and on couple of them you can do rock climbing. Parking is a bit hassle if you go during the weekends or on holidays cause they have limited spots so you might have to ride a while before a spot... More 

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Oakland, California
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218 reviews 218 reviews
73 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The formations are very similar and no doubt part of the same geology. The park has lots of hikers and climbers, not to mention dog walkers. The rocks are great.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's really nice that this place is so close to my house but I would drive to it anyway. It's a great hiking spot through a wooded canyon. The trail is well maintained. We always see rock climbers in groups so it must be good for that. I don't climb.

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Denver
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was covered in snow when I went the first time but still worth the trip. Covered in snow or clear and sunny, it's worth checking out.

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Colorado Springs
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Red Rocks is a beautiful area off US 24 near Manitou Springs. Lots of parking space at the base with toilet facilities there too. There are two areas where you can walk your dogs. It's a great place for picnics and you'll see rock climbers on the walls to your left as you hike up. There's a connecting trail at... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to this place just as a couple of tourists and had a great time just walking in and around the big red boulders/ rocks. The amphitheatre is something to look at, really unique and attractive.

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