The Roundup and Red Rock Canyon trails are open again

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(Courtesy Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services)

The Roundup, Red Rock Canyon and Red Rock Rim trails are open again.

Since early February, Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services staff have been busy removing features such as roads, dams and canals to restore a more sustainable landscape, bringing back natural terrain features and native plant life.

Red Rock Rim Trail is a gentle 1.4-mile trail running above Red Rock Canyon; The Roundup is a hilly 1.3-mile singletrack through the canyons; and the 1.1-mile Red Rock Canyon Trail is the main trail through the Open Space.

Work will continue in these areas in the coming months and you’ll see heavy equipment in the area for landscaping and revegetation projects. The Parks Department says occasional short-term closures are possible in the coming weeks.

The aim behind the Red Rock Canyon Project is to fix damage to existing trail, reroute unsustainable trails that can’t be improved within existing trail corridor, and improve safety and user experience while keeping the overall character of the trails.

Wherever possible, park staff have tried to preserve popular trail features. 

The project is in compliance with 2013 Red Rock Canyon Open Space Master Plan, the Parks Department says, and has funding from the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales tax program.

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