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Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Red Rock Canyon Open Space is a 1474-acre park owned by the city of Colorado Springs.  As the name suggests, the park features a number of red rock hogbacks or narrow ridges, similar to Garden of the Gods but smaller.  The park contains a number of reclaimed industrial sites, including a quarry and landfill.  The city of Colorado Springs first acquired 789 acres in 2003 for the creation of an open space and the park has continued to grow to nearly double in size.  The park features hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the canyon and rock climbing is allowed with a permit.

Contact Information:

3550 W High St
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Directions:

From I-25 in Colorado Springs, take the Cimmaron Street exit west and get on US-24.  In 3.2 miles turn left on Ridge Road and almost immediately, left again on W High Street.  Take the second exit from the roundabout and drive 0.1 miles to a parking area on the right.  Another parking area is short ways further on W High Street.

Map:

Blog Entries:

06-Jul-2018: Pikes Peak

External Links:


Friends of Red Rock Canyon website: https://redrockcanyonopenspace.org/