Red Rocks Canyon Open Space is located south of US 24 between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Lots of trails along the canyons and ridges of red rock provide great views of Garden of the Gods to the north and city in general. Link to the Intemann Trail and Section 16 connects Red Rocks to many other hiking trails in the area. There are two off-leash dog loops and also a free riding bicycle area.
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Directions: Take US24 west then turn left on Ridge Rd. There are two large parking lots available.