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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  • The visitor center is cool, the park is well organized to manage so many people. Handicap accessible.  more »
  • we recently traveled as a family to garden of the gods Park in Colorado springs Colorado after arriving in the parking lot we picked up a shuttle to a trailhead and made the two and a half mile...  more »
  • Wow. It certainly lives up to it's name. It's a garden of scenic and impressive rock formations. We visited in early summer with the wildflowers still blooming and lots of wildlife along the road. We....  more »
  • So Beautiful! A MUST SEE if you’re visiting in the area! Tons of free parking and the rocks and exploring are all free as well. Such an incredible experience! (I would suggest packing a backpack with sunscreen, a water bottle and maybe some snacks.. it can get a little hot!)
  • So much beauty. This was a great way to spend 4 hours with the kids. I recommend at least 1:1 or 1:2 for adults to kids though. Make sure you have adequate individuals to carry little ones with tired legs. Also, be aware rattlesnakes are seen occasionally. Avoid them and they will avoid you.
  • Beautiful place to see! There are multiple places to park and easy access to the walkways. There are wheelchair and stroller accessible walkways. There are also some dirt paths and stairs to walk to get closer to some of the rocks. Pretty easy to navigate through the park, I recommend going to the visitor center first.
  • I take my family here at least 1-2 times a week, if not more. There’s always something to see and the amount of trails and overlooks are abundant. There’s also an outpost on one end and a visitor’s center on the other so you are always close to amenities at all times. We will be visiting this park for years to come, and hope that anyone else that visits enjoys it as much as we do.
  • Amazing views and interesting trails. There are a lot of photo ops here. It was crowded in certain spots with people not wearing masks even when not taking photos but overall it was a great experience. There’s a horseback riding tour that we will definitely do the next time we visit. Be careful on some of the larger rocks!

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