Garden of The Gods
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 97%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 93%Budget Travelers
- 82%Adventure Travelers
- 61%History Buffs
- 56%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (78)
- Garden of The GodsDec 30, 2013
This free park is a MUST see for all visitors. There are many famous vistas as well as a great Visitor's Center. See the Balanced Rock, Kissing Camels and the Gateway View to Pikes Peak. You may see the sights as you drive through the park or you may take one of the many nature walks or hikes through the park. Watch for the elusive herd of mountain goats. Roaming mule deer abound as well as foxes and if you are very lucky spot a cougar or bobcat! Don't for get your camera.
- Garden of The GodsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Nov 22, 2013
Garden of the Gods is a local treasure no visitor should miss. It's free to hike visit and hike around but I highly recommend visiting the visitor center to learn about the impressive geology.
If you plan to visit, be sure to:
-check the weather
-dress for the elements (layers)
-watch for wildlife, especially in the summer
-bring plenty of water; it also helps with altitude sickness
-sunscreen, Chapstick, sturdy shoes and snacks are also recommended even in winter
- Garden of The GodsNov 14, 2013
Garden of the Gods is a dramatic and gorgeous red rock park located just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. It's got a great variety of hikes and climbs and even a paved section, making it accessible to just about anyone. Weekends can get pretty packed, so if you can swing it, consider coming on a weekday to have the place (mostly) to yourself.
- Garden of The GodsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Oct 31, 2013
Great place! There is a lot of history and interesting stories around this park. It's beautiful and hot during summer but the entire place changes after a snowfall in the area during winter. If you like photography this is one of those places the time of the day and the season of the year can give you endless fun.
- Garden of The GodsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 17, 2013
Garden of the Gods is filled with weird looking rock formations and walking path. It is really bizarr looking, and quite cool to see. The famous kissing camel is here! People are practicing rock climbing there too. It can be touristy during the summer, but it is worth visiting.
- Garden of The GodsSep 13, 2013
I never get tired of the Garden. And be sure and visit the Trading Post. The Visitors Center is nice but the Trading Post is very charming, good and reasonable food, paning for gold for the kids and an amazing local artist gallery.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Garden of The GodsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Nov 01, 2013
Recommended by locals, colleagues and friends, I finally visited Garden of the Gods. It was truly an awe-inspiring natural wonder, one of the best parks I've ever been to in America. The way the red rocks were carved into the land amazed me. The "balanced rock" for instance was a curiously in itself. How does it stay teetering like that?
The car-friendly roadways through the park made my trip quick and easy. I spent about 1.5 hours in the park, stopping at pull over spots along the road to take the pictures. It was plenty of time for me. Since it was summer, the park had extended hours, open until 8PM daily. I was able to see sunset! Beautiful!
Admission was free. A must-see in Colorado Springs. If time warrants, be sure to walk along the hiking trails. I didn't have time, but they appeared to be easy to navigate. The website also mentions you could rock climbs some areas. Check it out!