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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
For the photographer, this is a great natural landmark with trails through red rocks of sandstone. Go early and stay late.
Garden of the Gods is one of the most spectacular municipal parks in the world. It has been a popular tourist destination for decades.
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Fantastic earthy red rock formations in a beautiful Colorado setting. This is a 'must-see' if visiting Colorado Springs.