Red Rock Canyon is a 1474 acre recreation area just outside of Old Colorado City, only 4 miles west of downtown. While there are more than 10 miles of trails through rust colored ridges of sedimentary rock, the most popular for running is the 5 mile moderately trafficked loop combining the Hogback and Mesa trails. This route is smooth enough for all skill levels. Note it is hilly, with two good foot climbs, averaging 6-7% grades. PRO TIP: Lovely wildflowers in season.
The linked to map has additional information on the park and other trails.
- 5 mile loop
- 693 feet- average 6-7% grade
- Ridge Road Trailhead
- 4 miles west of downtown. Route 3 Bus
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