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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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  • This is a very nice drive through park that has many pullouts and overlooks. There is a very nice visitors center as well as a historic trading post.  more »
  • We went here because it was so highly recommended. It was pretty. I'm glad we went. That said, it wasn't spectacular like I had thought it would be. Granted, we only drove around the park, walking onl...  more »
  • Awesome park and great beauty from mother nature. Kissing camels rocks, just so cool. Many trails, to walk, many places for great pictures and just absorb the scenery.  more »
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  • The visitor center is very nice. They had maps available to tour the park. Not a very big park, trails don't go very far and aren't very challenging, which might be really nice for some people. There's a paved path around the most attractive rock formations so you can easily walk with strollers, although there are some stairs in a few places. Cool to go and hang out, wouldn't suggest making it a day-hike or anything. Parking was tough to find, place was packed when we ambled by.
  • This place is amazing! We were visiting family in Colorado Springs and decided to make a quick stop here. It's just 10 minutes off of I-25. The geology is just incredible and beautiful. There are so many trails to hike through the park from 1/2 mile to several miles. It was quite crowded on the day we visited, but it was an unseasonably warm Saturday in March so that is understandable. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in the area.
  • One of the best free admission parks in Colorado. It has scenic walking trails that are pretty easy and family friendly, with views of awe inspiring rock formations. You can watch rock climbers making their way to the tops of rock towers and birds nesting in crevices high up on the cliffs. We happened to be on the trail when a thunderstorm started nearby. As we made our way back to the car to get out of the storm, we could hear thunder echoing off the rocks. Chris & Katie
  • This is one amazing place. There are several places to visit that provide ample opportunities to take breathtaking photographs. There are several hikes and the vast majority of them are not strenuous. You can just drive from point to point in your car as well. Parking spots can be tough to find at some places. The gift shop at the visitor center is huge and has a wide array of things that can be purchased.
  • The Visitor Center staff were extremely helpful with our plan to hike around the park and the facility is extremely organized. The park itself is breathtaking. There are so many ways to enjoy it. It's family friendly and there are hiking trails all around. What's not to love?

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