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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. By using our Colorado Springs travel itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Garden of the Gods and other attractions in Colorado Springs.
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  • Not to be missed when visiting the Springs, best time is early morning before the crowd arrives. Lots of trails to hike 
  • You can drive through the park and stop at some of the spectacular spots, like Steamboat Rock. We took the 1.1 mile paved trail from the visitor center to the site of the (long gone) beer garden and v...  more »
  • No trip to the Springs is complete without a visit to this awe-inspiring site. Drive the circle road through the park, then hike around the rocks, then take in the history of the place with the video ...  more »