Geological forces over millions of years created the spectacular red rock formations that make the area famous. Mule deer, coyotes, and black bears are just a few of the many plant and animal species that call the park's roughly 1,500 acres home. The stunning red rock formations, diverse wildlife, and broad spectrum of recreational opportunities make this area a crown jewel of the American West.
Colorado's Red Rock Canyon offers a potpourri of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There are about 15 kilometers of hiking paths in the park, ranging in difficulty from basic to difficult, all of which provide stunning vistas. Most hikers frequent the Red Rock Canyon Route, although others favor the Contemplative Trail or the Mesa Trail.
In addition to its supplementary outdoor activities, Colorado's Red Rock Canyon also features a visitor center with educational exhibits and orientation on the park's history and geology. Cultural and natural resources, as well as upcoming events and activities, are all described and explained at the site's informative center.
south of U.S. 24 near 31st St. base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO 80904