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 was worth our trip even though it was about 25 degrees outside and we were freezing. Lots of amazing sites, great free maps at the gift shop and tons of safe places to take pictures. Many short t...  more »
  • We visited the area in the hope of visiting Pike's Peak but an unexpected snow storm had closed the road. Garden f the Gods proved to be a pleasant alternative with great views of the Peak and Mountai...  more »
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  • Just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful views, easygoing traffic and friendly local people. Prices of everything are up there, and parking can be difficult, unless you're up for those long walks! The visitor center is a great place to stop for information, trail locations, sights to see, parking areas. Most places are cool with pets roaming with you on a leash, but there's a couple places that probably shouldn't have pets, even with a leash. I had a wonderful time simply walking around, taking in the scenery. People are very polite, friendly, and definitely willing to help and give directions if they can. Love the area! All the stars to all the gods!
  • It is amazing and worth the sometimes difficult parking. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks. High altitudes for people visiting should be aware hikers might have a harder time. Sunscreen on and you will see some of the most beautiful sight of your life!!! I like to stop at visitors center.
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