Red Rock Canyon

Sally, Nate, Karen and I spent a couple hours hiking the trails at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Or at least most of the time we were hiking on trails. I led the group off trail a couple times. Sally was wearing her new hiking shoes from REI and put them to a four-mile test. The shoes were fine. Her hand, after accidentally putting it on a prickly pear cactus was less fine.

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Parts of the canyon were once mined for stone, leaving ziggurat-shaped walls.

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Garden of the Gods a mile or so to the north.

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l. to r. — Pikes Peak and Ute Pass, the Rampart Range, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs and Red Rocks Canyon.

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