For the final ride of our trip we needed a quick lap somewhere and Red Rock Canyon was right by where we were staying, so it was the natural choice for saying goodbye to the great trails in Colorado Springs. Passing a Rudy's on the way out of to the trails, you're reminded of Austin, but that is where the comparison ends. Red Rock Canyon is an open area with a set of trails up the mountain that are long run ups, with a gravelly grade on a jeep road. Once at the top, you can drop into the canyon and you'll find a lot of fun riding, but nothing too technical.
All of the trails are graded like on a ski slope, but where you will find a black trail in Colorado, the technical level is probably a low blue for Austin. The scenery is incredible with red rocks that remind you of Sedona.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Directions: Take route 24 to Ridge Road, just west of 31st street.
Technical Level: Low