Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs
About Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs
Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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Calling this magnetic bounty of nature a park is such an understatement! Garden of Gods is a national natural landmark of the United States and boasts fantastic rock formations which were referred to the assembly of gods by one of the explorers who discovered them and introduced them to the world in true sense.
Inhabited by tribes since 1330 BC, the Garden of Gods is displays outstanding rock features that are a result of sedimentary formation resulting into vivid hues and variety like deep-red, pink, white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone.
Apart from being a fantastic place to observe, Garden of Gods is famous as a hiking, trekking, horseback-riding and mountain-biking. Trails longer than 15 miles span the Garden of Gods and are perfect for a nature’s excursion and challenging your inner adrenaline!
- Perkins central garden trail
- Ridge trail
- Siamese twins trail
- Chambers/Bretag/ Palmer trail
- Scotsman/Buckskin Charlie trail
Garden Of The Gods Information
- Free official guided tour is available, call ahead for bookings.
- Cafe is available.
- Group tours are available, prior booking is recommended.
- For climbers: ALL climbers must fill out a free registration form before climbing in the park and proper climbing equipment is mandatory.
- FREE full-color trail maps are available at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center information desk.
- Free guided nature walks and Self-guided hiking programs are available, contact visitor centre for details.
- Wearing/ carrying Safety equipment while hiking is recommended.
Garden Of The Gods Ticket Prices
- Park and visitor centre both have free entry.
Garden Of The Gods Opening and Closing Hours
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Hours:
- Summer: Last week of May, June, July, August, first week of September: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (memorial day weekend to Labor day weekend)
- Winter: 2nd Week of September, October, November to third week of May: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How To reach Garden Of The Gods by Public Transport
- By Taxi
- Rented Car
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Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs Reviews - Write a Review
Great spot! The scenery is spectacular. The drive around the park was beautiful. Plenty of spaces to pull over for photo opportunities. I didn't get a chance to hike the trails, but from what I've heard, it's a great experience. The staff at the welcome center was amazing and knowledgeable. They helped plan my trip around the park. There's a trolley tour and a Jeep tour which both seemed cool.
So beautiful. I'd assume that it's better when you catch it on a day without a lot of people, but overall, the experience was good. They do have paved trails, but it would be helpful if the maps they had up had "you are here" markers on them so you don't have to waste time tracking your step to make sure you are looking at what you think you are. It's great even if you don't have much time, but you can drive through and see some of the formations without getting out of your car.
As a local Coloradan, I have visited here on a number of occasions. With some of the people I have taken here, they were a little 'upset' by their assumed lack-of-enormity of Garden of the Gods. I suppose the assumed persona sometimes over accentuates the experience. Nonetheless, the experience is wonderful---I love the ease of access, the trails, the cultural history and most recently, the Folk Festival I attended. I would recommend stopping by if you haven't. And if you live nearby, go for a sunset run/walk on the trails. When the sun shines on the Two Camels, and you are running in on a cool trail.. few places get much more Colorado-nostalgic then that!
Amazing place to visit. The views all over the park are incredible. Lots of trails for walking and hiking. Stop by the visitor's center first and pick up a park map. The staff there can also offer suggestions on which sites you should go see. We did this and took their suggestions. The views were great at all of them. We did a couple short walks/hikes (along with some driving) to hit the majority of the sites. Would come back again.
It is an amazing natural park with bizarre red and white rock formations. As for fans of rock climbing, and for fans of walks on specially arranged paths on fresh mountain air. For people of all ages from parents with babies, in special backpacks or "kangaroo" type. From small children walking on their legs, adolescents, adults, to power-old people. Almost a few miles from the Downtown of Colorado Springs.
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