Summary: After going through the opening in the fence. Head for the path beneath the power lines and follow it South East until just before a short steep section. Look to your left and you will see the Red Rocks formations. There are many trails in, around, and over these rock formations so these directions are just general guidelines. Exploring the many alcoves and cracks of these formations can be a lot of fun. Walk around the South Eastern side of the Red Rocks and follow the line of formations until you either reach a fence or have gone as far as you would like. Then cross through the formations to their northern side and look for a trail that heads back to the parking lot. It is easy to get turned around in this area so remember that if you want to head back, go downhill. That will lead you back to the parking lot.
This area is beautiful to look at and explore year round. The easy terrain makes it great for horses, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and biking.
Trailhead: From Colorado Springs take Highway 24 west through the town of Woodland Park. At the West end of town turn North onto highway 67 towards Deckers. Drive approximately 4 miles. There will be a sign on the right for Red Rocks Campground. Turn in there and go of a mile, staying right, to a small parking area by a log fence. Park here and proceed through the opening in the log fence. This is the trailhead. (Lat:39.04427 Lon:-105.0747)
Trail Guides for Red Rocks of Woodland Park:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Pikes Peak Ranger District 719-636-1602
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joshua Friesema, who has posted 97 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by KK on 5/17/2008
This is really not a "hike" but a Fabulous Grouping of Rocks to Climb! Easy in spots - Difficult in Others. Kids, dog and all had a Great time and will be back. NO ONE else on the Rocks while we were there - Somewhat Makes it Even BETTER! Finding the "Room" was a Real Highlight for the kids. We'll Be Back!
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