People love traveling to Colorado Springs to spend time at the gorgeous Garden of the Gods Park, but there's another great alternative right up the road that makes for a pretty awesome day trip destination.

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Some people even call this place the "mini Garden of the Gods," due to its proximity and similarities to the real deal.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Will Love Exploring Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Located along Highway 24, Red Rock Canyon Open Space is a hidden gem that offers miles of trails and gorgeous scenery to guests who visit.

The Top 11 Easiest and Prettiest Hikes Around Fort Collins

There are many great trails in the Fort Collins area that range from easy to hard in difficulty. Let's take an alphabetical look at the top 11 easiest and prettiest hikes to take in and near Fort Collins, Colorado.