Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

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    by illudiumqh36 Written Feb 23, 2005

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    The Garden of the Gods is a park with huge and spectacular red sandstone formations. The visitors Center shows movies discussing how this rocks grew up through the centuries.
    The admission in this city park is free because this was the last wish of the owner of the park, the railroad magnate Charles Elliot Perkins who died in 1909.
    In this park, usually used for leisurely stroll, is also allowed hiking and rock-climbing. For this activity you must have a permission by the Visitor Center.

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    by sswagner Written Jan 19, 2005

    This was my favorite place to see within the city of Colorado Springs. There are some great red rock formations in this park. Note: Colorado means "colored red". This is a good place to walk around in a terrific outdoor setting. The park is well developed with various facilities. It is very easy to drive around here. I also found it to be a nice place for bicycling. The postcard view of Pikes Peak being framed by the red rocks is taken here. Of course, I did not have a good camera or a sunny day at the time. Nevertheless, this "garden" is a must see for this area.

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    by amybear Written Nov 8, 2004

    If you go to Colorado Springs, you got to go see the wonderful rock formations at Garden Of The Gods...absolutely beautiful.
    We went on a jeep tour at sunset so unfortunately the lighting was not as good as I would have liked..but I think you get the idea.

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    by goingsolo Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    Garden of the Gods is known for its red rock sculptues. The park itself comprises 1,350 acres of red sandstone spires, some rising to heights of 300 feet. A visit to Garden of the Gods is free, as the result of a generous donation from the children of Charles Elliott Perkins.
    The visitor center features a film on how the formations developed. There is also a 7 mile paved road which winds around the popular formations. The 1.3 mile Perkins hiking trail in addition to several other shorter trails.

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    by MandaJ320 Written May 21, 2004

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    Garden of the Gods is a park of unusual rock formations. These rocks are red sandstone, and in all shapes and sizes. There are trails and places for climbing in this park. One rock formation is called the "kissing camels," because that's exactly what it looks like!

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    by JacNDav Updated May 2, 2004

    Garden of the Gods is a park of natural rock formation - they are red and gold. Best time to go is near sunset when the sun lights them up - absolutely beautiful. Great for photographers too. There are hiking trails and places for picnics as well. If you follow the narrow two-lane road it will take you to Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

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    by kala6487 Written Mar 28, 2004

    This is really the only thing I saw in Colorado Springs as I was just passing through. It is an amazing place sandwiched between the city and the foothills surrounding Pike's Peak.

    Park your car at the visitor center and make sure you get a picture of the park with Pike's behind it. Walk around for an hour or two and check out the unique rock formations. Watch the rock climbers or just sit on the grass and enjoy the scenery.

    Defying gravity

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    by PelLihi Updated Mar 18, 2004

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    You can see wonderful sandstone rock formations there and tons of hiking possibilities too. Just outside of Colorado Springs. It is a city owned park and a National Natural Landmark. The park was given to the city of Colorado Springs in 1909 by the children of railroad magnate Charles Elliot Perkins, in fulfillment of his wish that it be kept forever open and free to the public. As a result, this amazing park can be enjoyed free of charge.
    Don't miss it when you're in the Springs!!

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  • Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak...

    by Mtnfreak Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak Highway, Seven Falls.
    Garden of the Gods has beautiful rock formations.
    Drive to the top of Pikes Peak (14,110') via the Pikes Peak Highway. Seven Falls is a great family outing- excellent at night.

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    by farmergirl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This is a beautiful park that holds the mountain over 14,000 ft. high called Pike's Peak. This 'Garden' is not really a garden though it is a massive park that has huge beautiful rocks all over it. The picture on my web page is of my twin sister and myself sitting on one of the rocks in the garden. I am on the left and Amanda is on the left.

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    by fred98115 Written Sep 8, 2012

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    For the photographer, this is a great natural landmark with trails through red rocks of sandstone. Go early and stay late.

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    by basstbn Updated Feb 17, 2004

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    Garden of the Gods is one of the most spectacular municipal parks in the world. It has been a popular tourist destination for decades.

    See my travelogues for additional photos and information.

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    by phil_uk_net Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fantastic earthy red rock formations in a beautiful Colorado setting. This is a 'must-see' if visiting Colorado Springs.

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