What's new at Red Rock Canyon

  • FoRRC 2019 Trail Work Schedule

    Join Friends of Red Rock Canyon Open Space to conduct trail work in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Workdays will be the second Thursday of each month from April through October. from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. Volunteers will meet crew leaders at the Red Rock Canyon Parking Lot (3550 W High Street). From the roundabout at the entrance, proceed straight through the first stop sign and continue to the gravel picnic area lot in the rear. These will be small crews limited to 12 people including crew leaders. Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and work gloves. Bring snacks and water.  Work will consist of general trail maintenance including corridor clearing, repairing water diversion structures, drains etc. Volunteers must sign up through CERVIS, the city’s volunteer website. Please join us by clicking one of the dates below to register.

              July 11        August 8        September 12       October 10          

    The Heart of the Canyon

    The Friends of Red Rock Canyon would like to establish a new trail connecting the two main canyons. Please view “The Heart of the Canyon” for more information. If you would like to see this awesome trail constructed in Red Rock Canyon please cast your vote below.

    Would you like to see the "Heart of the Canyon" trail constructed in your Red Rock Canyon Open Space?

Upcoming Events

  • Red Rock Canyon Bioblitz

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         The Red Rock Canyon Bioblitz will be from Friday, July 19- Sunday, July 21. Public events will be on Saturday and Sunday and will include hikes and talks presented by the TOPS Rangers and other experts, as well as tables with activities and information from local nature organizations. 
         The public can sign up for these activities on the city website (link is not ready yet) or they can participate in the data collecting by downloading the iNaturalist app on their smartphones and recording observations of any living things they see along the trail on our project iNaturalist webpage: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/red-rock-canyon-open-space-colorado-springs-trails-open-spaces-and-parks
         The bioblitz progress can be followed in real time by watching the iNaturalist site.
         Basecamp will be at the pavilion where the tables will be set up, as well as being the meeting place for all events.
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