Who knew a mini Garden of the Gods was hiding on Red Rock Trail in Woodland Park!  We discovered this hidden gem out of curiosity while coming off of Mule Trail just across the street.


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At first, when reaching Red Rock trailhead, not much was visible, but after hiking about a ¼ mile, a mini paradise of sandstone red rocks was before us.


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We hiked towards the left on a designated trail and circled around the rocks all the while thinking we’d discovered a hidden paradise.



Not sure the exact loop for Red Rock Trail as we ended up doing numerous social trails throughout the rocks and kept landing back on the main trail.

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Hiking in and out of the rocks and forest was so scenic and so different. A couple of times ending up within the rocks and having to find our way back. We loved it.




Not finding a trail sign anywhere along the hike, we wandered on any trail and ended up back at the trailhead with about 3 miles on our boots.


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All trails were easy. If looking for a day hike, Red Rock Trail isn’t it, but it’s certainly worth checking out as a mini-adventure.

You could spend a lot of time exploring in and out of the rocks, some areas even a bit challenging. Bring the kids and get them hooked on hiking. Bring their mountain bikes and they will feel like pros riding in and around the rocks.


Hop in your car and go back to Hwy 67, go across the road and drive 1/4 mile to Mule Trailhead

LOCATED: In Woodland Park. Drive 3.9 miles down Hwy 67 (north) off of Hwy 24. Turn right (east) at the sign for Red Rock Campground. Drive ¼ mile and you will see Trailhead parking on your right, just past the campground entrance on your left.


Rated: easy

3 mile loop

Start Elevation: 8,066 ft. minimal gain

Nearest Town: Woodland Park

Close to Colorado Springs

Dog friendly

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