Red Rock Canyon open space was close to our hotel, so we went over for an early evening hike. I enjoyed it more than Garden of the Gods! It was less crowded, there are lots of options for trails, the formations and the scenery is gorgeous, and there is plenty of parking. We saw lots of wildlife while here. Also, it's very popular for mountain bikes -- looks like great trails for biking! I highly recommend spending some time here while in Colorado Springs!