Red Rocks Canyon Open Space, Manitou Springs, Colorado


Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Canyon Open Space
Manitou Springs, Colorado
A beautiful open space off of highway 24 across from Old Colorado City, and inbetween Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, is a free hiking and picnicking space. People started using this canyon as early as the Archaic period (ca. 7,000 B.C.E.) from evidence found archaeologically. Because it was close to Fountain Creek – it was an ideal space for settlement. During the late 1800’s the area was raped for building supplies needed for pioneering Old Colorado City and its surrounding communities, such as Manitou Springs. Gypsum, sand, and sandstone was quarried from these hills … the Kenmuir Quarry was most popular in the area until the early part of the 20th century. In 1886, the Colorado-Philadelphia Company Mill used the land to refine the ore shipped by train from the gold mines in Cripple Creek and became one of the largest mills of its kind in the United States until the Golden Cycle Mill was built in the early 1900’s. In the 1920’s – John George Bock purchased the property with intent on building a resort there with a community center, high-rise tower, commercial center, and a golf course – by 2002 their family only succeeded in building a few residences, outbuildings, two doze mobile home sites, a 53 acre landfill, and 2 gravel quarries. In 2003, the City of Colorado Springs purchased the property from the Bock’s to be used as a public open space.


Red Rocks Open Space

Icy weather at Red Rocks Canyon(http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146), Manitou Springs, Colorado. New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken December 17, 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017. Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography. More info about Colorado Springs: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=31051

Icy weather at Red Rocks Canyon(http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146), Manitou Springs, Colorado. New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken December 17, 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017. Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography. More info about Colorado Springs: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=31051
Icy weather at Red Rocks Canyon(http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146), Manitou Springs, Colorado. New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken December 17, 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017. Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography. More info about Colorado Springs: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=31051
Icy weather at Red Rocks Canyon(http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146), Manitou Springs, Colorado. New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken December 17, 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017. Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography. More info about Colorado Springs: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=31051

Icy weather at Red Rocks Canyon(http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146), Manitou Springs, Colorado. New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken December 17, 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017. Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography. More info about Colorado Springs: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=31051


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Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Open Space

Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Open Space

Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Open Space

Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Open Space

Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

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Red Rocks Open Space

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Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

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Red Rocks Open Space

Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Open Space

Red Rocks Canyon, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography

Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography

Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=146); New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken January 23, 2011. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=29877. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2011 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography

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