Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

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Must see · Park · Nature / Park
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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  • Very beautiful. A must see if you’re in town. It’s a good activity for families, couples, anyone. It’s not a super long walk but it’s not super short either  more »
  • Excellent self paced walk. Can keep it easy on the paths or rock climb. Recommend going an hour before sunset for gorgeous light levels and shadows  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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