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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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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
97 helpful votes 97 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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