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“Great trails and sights” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Rock Canyon

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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Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, Outdoors
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great trails and sights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Loved this place! It's close to the Garden of Gods, but only a fraction of the people. We loved the hikes because they were more challenging and varied. The trails are really well-maintained, and extremely well marked.

There are a lot of trails of varied difficulties and lengths, so just about anyone can enjoy the area.

Great place to climb as well.

There is no water or facilities (except for port-a-potties), so bring water and snacks along.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Blue skies, red rocks, green trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It is a beautiful red rock canyon with many trails, a little sister to Garden of the Gods. There are many trails of all skill levels. Perfect for young families , rock climbers, casual hikers or more serious hikers. The green trees growing out of the red rock were beautiful. I enjoyed a lovely late afternoon hike there. There are several places where the surrounding mountains are framed by the red canyon walls.Great for photo buffs.

Visited May 2013
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St. Louis
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188 reviews 188 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park, Good Trails.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Similar to GOG, but seems more like biking trails. Natural paths versus paved trails. Great place to exercise and photograph. A little more wide open and thus less crowded. Worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place to see Nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you like or love to walk or hike, this is a beautiful place to experience nature. It is accessable to almost every level of nature seeker. The hidden gem offers so much Colorado magic that you don't want to miss.
Try the early mornings and you'll likely encounter the local deer.

Visited May 2013
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Frederick, Maryland, USA
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“Wish we'd had more time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We found this on our way back to our hotel after hiking for 3 hours at garden of the gods and wandering manitou springs. As we started hiking, it began to rain. The rock formations are beautiful, and there are miles of trails. Parking lot was crowded, but we only saw a handful of people.

Visited April 2013
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