Red Rock Canyon Open Space is one of the best local hiking spots for families with small kids all the way to the serious hiker. Located between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, this canyon provides picturesque views of Garden of the Gods and Colorado Springs. The canyon houses a system of trails with a variety of different dif culty levels, and connects to many other area hiking trails. There are even two off-leash dog areas, a free-riding bike area, and a pond. No matter what outdoor activity is your favorite, Red Rock Canyon Open Space is worth exploring.