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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Colorado Springs using our trip planner.
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  • Beautiful park, great for strollers or wheel chairs as there are paved paths. They have the junior ranger program like state parks. You purchase a junior ranger activity book in the gift shop for $2.....  more
    Beautiful park, great for strollers or wheel chairs as there are paved paths. They have the junior ranger program like state parks. You purchase a junior ranger activity book in the gift shop for $2.....  more »
  • Free parking with hiking trails for those who like a stroll and also for those who are looking for a tougher hike. The vistas are beautiful and the rock formations are amazing to see. You can also... 
    Free parking with hiking trails for those who like a stroll and also for those who are looking for a tougher hike. The vistas are beautiful and the rock formations are amazing to see. You can also...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to visit and hike, they have a visitor center where you can get a free map. There’s a gift shop and bathrooms there as well. Also there is a area you can over look the rocks. Several parking lots in the park some smaller then others. Some hiking paths are paved others are dirt. Dog friendly place. This park is free to enter. Great place and highly recommend you visit if you are in the area.

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