Red Rock Canyon

3.76 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft

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Trail Description
About this trail
This place is known as the "Secret Garden of the Gods". It contains many of the same red rock ridges and formations.
The open space is criss-crossed with everything from wide and smooth dirt roads to tiny washed-out singletrack that climbs up the ridges. The ride is very similar to Palmer Park, as you can link together a lot of different trails for a really long ride.
The conditions are generally rocky & sandy, so choose the correct tires.
Also being built is a freeride park with ladder-drops, teeter-totters, and other stuntes.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Can I rent a bike -Guest

A: There are no bike rentals at the trail location, but there are rentals available in Colorado Springs.

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Reviews (47)

Granny Gear

January 25, 2018
Review: They're recently revamped the jump lines here. They've put in some gaps measuring about 6ft and there is also a pretty big step up. There is also drop which is fairly substantial. For beginners there is plenty of flat riding around. Also there is an obstacle park with seasaws and stuff like that.


January 1, 2018
SEANO Gramcounter  
Review: Rocking Red Rocks on New Years Eve! Doesn't get better! Berms and beauty are hard to beat!

Granny Gear

August 29, 2017
Review: This is a fantastic little area for people of all abilities. I mostly ride the jump line which features four medium sized jumps. The jumps are well designed with a small side on the left and steeper take off on the right. The jumps are filled in so if you land short it's pretty forgiving. This is a really good track for getting started learning to jump. My only complaint is that it is a bit short. You'll be making many short trips up and down. There is also a mountain bike obstacle course of sorts which is fun too.

Similar Trail: Rhyolite Bike Park

Bunny Hop

August 9, 2017
CO_Mike Bunny Hop  
Review: Plenty of variety and options. Some challenging, all fun.


July 30, 2017
Gdb49 Gnarly  
Review: The recent work on these trails has really elevated this area to the same the level as Ute Valley and Palmer Park.

Granny Gear

July 7, 2017
Review: Loose packed and hard packed trails mostly. Some areas have steep angles but offer trails of various degrees of difficulty. Watch out for hikers and dogs not on their leash.

World Champ

July 1, 2017
Review: This is a network with a variety of trails - several are grade 4 (advanced) with excellent technical features including tight switchbacks, drops, steps, bermed corners, rollers, bit of slick-rock, some sand, and some really nice fast flowing sections with opportunities for air. But they are all two-way and are popular with dog-walkers. The red rock formations are brilliant - take your camera.

Bunny Hop

April 15, 2017
Review: Rode this trail last July on my Epic. Very nice and open gravel trail. Have to take care around the north side, real close to the edge. Good to get acclimated to the lack of O2. No troubles getting around and the trail rangers were very helpful.


March 11, 2017
Scott737 Doubletrack  
Review: It has a nice scenery. The trails aren't quite my style though.


March 4, 2017
Review: This is such a great trail system with so much variety. Everything from wide trails with small jumps to narrow extremely rocky trails on Upper Codell. Connects to Intemann trail and Section 16. A great place with not too much elevation change but good training ground. Had some storm damage a few years ago but it was fixed and trails are regularly maintained. Can get busy on weekends though and watch out for dogs off leash.

Red Rock Canyon MTB Trail 3.76 out of 5 based on 47 ratings. 47 user reviews.
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