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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  • This park is a must see in the Colorado Springs area! We did the walking tour with the volunteer guide & it was a fun 30 minute informational walk. We have young kids, but they were easily able to do ...  more »
  • Unfortunately, we only had about 2.5 hours to spend here, but still well worth the stop. It is crowded and parking is limited. Visitor's Center is has nice exhibits and is free. Gift shop is a little ...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Great place to visit and walk around. When I went with my daughter she had fun seeing the wildlife, watching the climbers, and going in between some of the crevices. With the paved pathways it is fun to go at any age and take the whole family. My daughter and I also packed a lunch and some snacks and enjoyed a nice little picnic as we watched some men climb the tall rock formations. If you are traveling on a budget but would like something to do, I would highly recommend going to Garden of the Gods. It's beautiful, fun, and best of all free.
  • Great views with free entry, open walking, and Indoor facilities for souvenir, look out views, museum items, and bathrooms. Have an unexpected walk through area with animals of the mountains as well as dinosaur fossils and other Interesting finds. The souvenir shop is on the top floor, and you can step outside and see the Garden rocks. They also have a sign explaining which is which. We were headed to the caves and stopped off here to kill some time. We took a walk out to the nature trail and enjoyed the beautiful weather and area.

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