Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

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Admire one of the country’s most impressive archaeological wonders at Garden of the Gods. The 552 hectare (1,364 acre) public park is famous for the dozens of freestanding red rock formations created by a geological upheaval millions of years ago. Hike through the lush green forests while admiring the towering 91 m (300 ft) formations set against the dramatic backdrop of snowcapped Pike’s Peak. Head to the park’s visitor and nature center to learn the history of the formations or to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy panoramic views of the park from the cafe terrace. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Colorado Springs using our trip planner.
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  • Here I am, sitting behind my computer in dreary old Belgium, a country of few natural extremes, thinking how nice it must be to have the Garden of the Gods as your city park. Because that's exactly...  more »
  • I've been to Garden of the Gods in the summer, but this is the first time to visit it when it is dressed in white from snow. We were here on a crisp February day with temperature in the 20's and blue....  more »
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  • Loved the visitor center and the park!! The visitor center has quite a number of exhibits and information on the history of how the scenic area got created. The staff were also very friendly. We also attended a simulated movie about the place's history. The special effects were good, but not great, considering the ticket prices. But we thought it was a good way to contribute to the visitor center's efforts at preserving the park. The Garden of Gods park in itself is a real beauty. One can easily spend 4-5 hours just walking and driving through the loop.
  • Such a cool place! This is a must stop for those who are in the area or have not been to Colorado before. The visitor center is full of cool information and findings from the park. The staff was also very helpful to guide my husband and I in the right direction since we were not from the area. They also have information on other parks and train rides. I cannot wait to come back and see it again because there is so much to see and walk through.
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