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.
Garden of the Gods reviews
The scenery was beautiful, the paths were very easy to navigate, and the opportunities for getting better vistas was endless. It was, though, very busy--there were a lot of people there, and there... more »
Garden of the God's is a naturally beautiful scenic place. We took a tour and drove through, but you can easily make a day of it and stop and hike. This is a city owned park, and it is really... 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.
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