Cary & Brody hiking Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Red Rock Canyon


Leashed pets are welcome ton most trails, and off-leash pets are welcome in the upper and lower dog loop areas, although it is unfenced.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Red Rock Canyon Open Space has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jul. 17, 2019
    Open space for dogs and people

    Such a beautiful place that offer an off leach area for dogs to run.

  • More than a year ago
    My dogs favorite spot!

    My dog absolutely loved this space. There is an off leash dog park not far up from the parking lot right as you come in, its the perfect spot to toss a ball or frisbee around. I will say there are plenty of cacti around so be cautious, but my dog did pretty well of keeping clear of them. There is also a lake right up the trail from the second parking lot which he lost his mind being able to jump in, cool off and play for a bit. Overall a very nice spot for your animals.

  • More than a year ago
    Dog loop and fenced in area!

    Awesome easy hike through some red rocks. They have fenced in the upper portion and there is a good space for dogs to run around! You can see Garden of the Gods from there!

  • More than a year ago
    Pretty Park

    Red Rock Open Space used to be a place only the locals enjoyed but has certainly grown in popularity amongst tourists. There is a good amount of parking but if you go midday on a weekend you are definitely going to search for an open spot so suggest getting there before noon. The trails here are very well maintained and are easy-moderate depending on your fitness level. There is a section that is considered off leash but honestly I wouldn't bother since its just a small open prairie area that is not fenced. There are some great views as you ascend of garden of the gods so don't just stay in the lower trails.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Hike

    I have gone to RRCOS before for Rock Climbing, but today was the first time we went with the dog. We started on the S 31st Side and did a 3 mile loop through the Old Quarry, by the ponds, and along the Red Rock Rim Trail. I give this 5 bones because of the ease of access to the parking area, the conditions of the trails (Very well kept) and today it was not crowded on the East side of the open space. We are already planing the next hike through the south end of the space. Great day for both of the Humans and the Sheba Inu on the Red Rocks!

  • More than a year ago
    Colorado Hiking Trip

    Great place to walk your dog, well maintained, beautiful scenery!

  • More than a year ago
    Fun Circuit

    Spent Saturday morning following the lower and upper dog loops. It was a great experience. Not half as crowded as the closest dog park. No dog scraps. Just a great time.

  • More than a year ago
    the dogs get scraps here

    The off leash area is an after thought. The area for dogs is not contained or fenced. Its simple an open plateau the size of a drug store parking lot. No features except abundant red dirt and dust. Stay home.

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Red Rock open space trail
Off leash dog area

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