Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

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Admire one of the country’s most impressive archaeological wonders at Garden of the Gods. The 552 hectare (1,364 acre) public park is famous for the dozens of freestanding red rock formations created by a geological upheaval millions of years ago. Hike through the lush green forests while admiring the towering 91 m (300 ft) formations set against the dramatic backdrop of snowcapped Pike’s Peak. Head to the park’s visitor and nature center to learn the history of the formations or to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy panoramic views of the park from the cafe terrace. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Colorado Springs using our trip planner.
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  • I been to Garden of the God's several times and see something different everytime. Small park that packs alot to see into it. 
    I been to Garden of the God's several times and see something different everytime. Small park that packs alot to see into it.  more »
  • Don't miss this when visiting Colorado Springs. Whether you drive through or doing some hiking, Garden of the Gods has beautiful scenery that you don't want to miss! Be sure to stop at the visitor.....  more
    Don't miss this when visiting Colorado Springs. Whether you drive through or doing some hiking, Garden of the Gods has beautiful scenery that you don't want to miss! Be sure to stop at the visitor.....  more »
  • The GOG has some lovely scenery, and it's easy to navigate in your vehicle. And it's free. The Trading Post is a big honkin' store with a wide variety of merch. Also, a good place to eat. Quite a.....  more
    The GOG has some lovely scenery, and it's easy to navigate in your vehicle. And it's free. The Trading Post is a big honkin' store with a wide variety of merch. Also, a good place to eat. Quite a.....  more »
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  • I checked this Garden of the Gods on Google Maps, and although it was late, I couldn't stop my search here, and I was strongly attracted to it. Come here at 4 pm in November 2021. It is convenient to park here, the reception center is convenient for tourists to buy souvenirs and drinks, and the toilets are clean. Standing in the outdoor corridor of the reception center, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the very magnificent tall red stone. Here you can hike or drive to different attractions and enjoy the unique charm of Red Rock from different angles. Because the time is limited, the sun will soon set, so I just took some pictures of the scenery. There are still many scenic spots that I don't have time to watch. If there is a chance, I will come here again to slowly enjoy this wonderful style!
  • Nice place to walk your dog or go for a casual walk. If you've seen the rocks from one angle, you've pretty much seen them from every angle, though. Walking an extra 2 miles isn't worth the view you see - they're pretty much the same view as what you see from 2 miles back.
  • FRESH AIR, UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS, FRIENDLY PEOPLE! The entire area is absolutely stunning. You find yourself sitting down and enjoying the view. While I was there I got to see a couple slowly rock climb up the face of one of the larger rock formations. There are plenty of walking paths, bike trails, and areas to sit. PARKING: I found it best to park further away from the trails and closer to the visitor center in one of the first wide open dirt lot areas. The walk is all a part of the experience. I, unluckily, couldn't get one of the few parking spaces in the even fewer parking lots that are located closer to where all the action is. Overall, an amazing view and great outdoor activity.
  • Loved the park, the friendly people, and the free admission. Beautiful views. It would be great if there was better trail signage along the trail. Had the Parker Trail almost to ourselves the whole hike, as well as the Scotsman Trail back to the Siamese Twins.
  • Simply amazing. I wish i could live out here. There are tons of hiking trails, people rock climbing (permit required).

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