Red Rock Canyon
Things to do in Colorado Springs - Hike Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is characterized by a series of canyons and ridges sculpted by erosion of the area’s uplifted rock strata. The ridges and canyons offer beautiful views and sheltered enclaves for inspiration, varied terrain for recreation, and a 240 million year slice of sedimentary geology for education. In Section 16, the sedimentary geology is truncated by the Ute Pass Fault where the geology abruptly changes to much older rock. The varied terrain and geology support a wide variety of plant and animal communities. Human use of the area has left a heritage of varied and colorful history including Ute defensive positions, stone quarries, and gold mills.
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