Garden Of The GodsCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
- Address: 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States, 80904
- Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7196346666
- Fax: +1-9092965482
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Trail, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
Garden Of The Gods - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Garden Of The Gods
95% of people who visit Colorado Springs include Garden Of The Gods in their plan
05 AM - 06 AM
58% of people start their Garden Of The Gods visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Garden Of The Gods
91.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Garden Of The Gods
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Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs Reviews
Stunning views. Lots of places to park and walk the trails. Great for all ages and even great for your 4 legged kids! When we went it was a little busy however there were plenty of places to pull off and enjoy the gorgeous views. This place was well kept up as well. Highly recommended as a must see while in the area. You won't regret this stop. Have your camera ready!
There are certain places that just blow my mind apart, One of those is this one, in Colorado Springs. Here the two sides of my brain compete for dominance. "Concentrate on me." The left side gets me here, loves the scientific explanations. Details of what creates those beautiful red pink rocks. Processes like erosion, weathering. Reduced to sediment, precipitated out of water, transported by wind, or by glaciers. How long & during what time periods. What made hills, rock formations, mountains like nearby Pike's Peak. Finds names of groupings like 3 Graces. Notes shapes, sizes, distinctive features like Balancing Rock. Loves the visitor's center information. Daytime visits. Makes sure I have plenty of water, sun screen, appropriate clothes, a watch. Nags if I don't pay attention to the signs so I won't get lost. All the while the other side interrupts. The right brain loves it here, too. A breathtaking place that showcases the majesty of Creation. Amazed at everything. The awe and beauty of The Garden of the Gods. Exhilaration at the vistas. Joy in exploration while hiking. Wants to visit on dark days, cloudy rainy days. Twilight. Where the light plays tricks with shadow, shapes. Gets spellbound trying to grasp the scope of millions and millions of years in the making. Sees visions of a gathering place of the gods, imagines what that would look like. Laughs & muses on a quote from The Point: "Being a rock is a very heavy life." A memory suddenly relevant, real. Feels the place, its vibes. Wonders about faces on the rocks as they seem to change. No matter whether you are left brain or right brain, this is a place well worth experiencing, with friends and family. I came here as a Child, and appreciate it now even more. Still I learn. Still I marvel. Both sides of me.
One of the biggest stores in the area. If you can't find it here you wont find it. They have good food too. Fudge can be purchase just inside the door. High end items can be found in the areas in the back. Local artists create the most wonderful work. I have seen all types of wildlife right outside the door..my favorite was watching the bears swing around in the tree tops till they found the perfect branch to nap on.
Beautiful park with great rock formations. The sights are amazing. The results are fairly well maintained and pretty well marked. The parks location is perfect if you do not want to drive far from Colorado Springs. Parking is adequate with a main parking lot and several smaller parking lots. The are also several places to pull off if toothy would rather drive through the park. This is most definitely a place you must visit if you are in the Colorado Springs area.
Why is it called the Garden of the Gods? The name came about in 1859 when two surveyors who discovered the beautiful park said that the place is a “capital place for a beer garden… that it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble.” So they called it the “Garden of the Gods.” And that has been the name since then. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1971, the free public park in Colorado Springs boasts of vertically tilted “fins” of deep-red, pink and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were formed millions of years ago. The Garden of the Gods is popular for hiking, jogging, rock climbing, mountain biking, and even just driving around its loop. With its 15 miles of trails, visitors have hours and hours of nature fun. Some trails are wheelchair-accessible. Although vehicles can just exit the highway and drive straight to the entrance of the Garden of the Gods, I would suggest you stop by first at the Visitor and Nature Center. The Center is located opposite the entrance gate, on the other side of the highway. Buy something from the center’s privately owned store and cafe. The money will help maintain and improve the park services. From the moment you entered the gate, driving slow around the loop, and stopping at some points for photos, you may just need about an hour to complete the loop. However, if you intend to park your vehicle and decide to enjoy the trails, then spare at least three hours to see the beauty of the garden.
All QuestionsGarden of the gods
Hi. I am here in Quality Inn Hotel which is on 2115 Arotic street . My wife and me want to see the Garden of the God park .Answer Report Abuse
Garden of The Gods location is at some 13-odd miles from Quality Inn Hotel, takes roughly about twenty minutes by car/taxi. You may either ask your hotel management if they can arrange transport or rent a taxi/car yourself. The garden features some spectacular trails, you can enjoy with your wife. There are free guided tours here, which you need to reserve ahead of time. For more information you may contact them on 1-7196346666.Report Abuse